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Educational Visit to Shrewsbury Prison

Educational Visit to Shrewsbury Prison

11th July 2022

The summer is officially here and at Shrewsbury Prison we have enjoyed glorious sunny days and the hottest day of the year thus far. The beautiful weather and nice cool interior of the prison seems to have attracted many Educational Visits, with Shrewsbury Prison playing host to more than 390 students this month. Some of […]

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Private Coach Groups May 2022

Private Coach Groups May 2022

6th June 2022

Shrewsbury Prison was visited by several Coach Groups during May, each group eager to get behind bars and experience our 5* tours. Visitors from Bexley Civic Society who travelled with Foxwood Travel Wholesale Limited became our first inmates arriving at the start of the month. Officer Liz led the group for their tour and they […]

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Hens, Stags and Birthday Celebrations May 2022

Hens, Stags and Birthday Celebrations May 2022

1st June 2022

During the month of May Shrewsbury Prison welcomed 12 ‘CELL’abratory groups behind bars! Of all the groups we had in for their special events, Hen Dos and Stag parties were the most popular, completing their Prison Break, challenging each other at Axe Throwing, testing their aim at Archery Wars and even braving a Night Behind […]

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Paranormal May 2022

Paranormal May 2022

30th May 2022

Our Paranormal Investigations experienced some chilling activity this May! A video has surfaced from Haunted Houses showing a vigil in process on C-wing. The video takes place at the bottom of the stairs near C-Wing servery. Haunted Houses are using a piece of equipment that has an antenna attached to pick up abnormalities in the […]

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Educational Visit May 2022

Educational Visit May 2022

30th May 2022

May has brought us both days of glorious sunshine and days of torrential rain! This month at Shrewsbury Prison we have been delighted to welcome 249 students through our doors ranging from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5. St Peters CE Primary School, Stokesay Primary School, and Our Lady Magnificat – St Benedict Catholic […]

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Upgraded Escape Room

Upgraded Escape Room

23rd May 2022

Brand new state-of-the-art escape rooms arrive at Shrewsbury Prison! We are really excited to announce our largest investment to date at Shrewsbury Prison, with 10 state-of-the-art escape rooms being installed at the beginning of July. Shrewsbury Prison has invested £65,000.00 in a deal that will be the UKs largest escape room contract. Our partnership with […]

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Honouring 70 Years of The Queen’s Service

Honouring 70 Years of The Queen’s Service

11th May 2022

This year, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II became the very first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee Having been an HM Prison for 200 years before its closure in 2013, Shrewsbury Prison will be celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and we invite you to join us behind bars and take part in our Jubilee Crown […]

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Educational Visits April 2022

Educational Visits April 2022

4th May 2022

April, a busy month of, Easter, School Holidays and sunshine! Despite welcoming many guests and families over the holiday period, April also welcomed 9 different Educational Visits, ranging from Primary all the way up to University and totalling 309 students through our gates. Amongst these Schools were students from Sandwell College, Winstanley College and Christ […]

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Educational Visits March 2022

Educational Visits March 2022

30th March 2022

Welcome to the gloriously sunny March edition of Shrewsbury Prison’s Educational Newsletters. We’d like to start off by welcoming Paul to our growing list of Educational Tour Guides. Ex-Officer Shepherd has been running public Guided Tours with us for many months now, his new adventure with Shrewsbury Prison is educating Schools, Colleges and Universities on […]

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Educational Visits February 2022

Educational Visits February 2022

3rd March 2022

Whilst it’s been a stormy and windy month this February, our Educational Tours have continued to blow people away, providing a fun and engaging way to connect with students whilst sharing our prison history and delving into the realities of doing time. A unique element of all our Educational Tours is the fact that they […]

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Education Visits in January 2022

Education Visits in January 2022

2nd February 2022

The Christmas holidays are over, which may seem sad to some, however, for us it’s an exciting time because we know it means the return of our educational visits. Educational Tours are so important to us, as we get the opportunity to educate, excite, and immerse students into a life behind bars. If you ever […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market 2021

Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market 2021

15th December 2021

Shrewsbury Prison’s traditional style Christmas Market 2021 – An all-round Success! We have received such an enormously positive response to our Christmas Market that took place Saturday 11th December from 10am-4pm – a spot of rain couldn’t put a damper on this market! The inspiration for this year’s Christmas Market was to bring the people […]

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BBC drama Time filmed on site at Shrewsbury Prison

BBC drama Time filmed on site at Shrewsbury Prison

16th June 2021

Time – at Shrewsbury Prison You may have seen the new BBC One three-part drama series, airing on Sunday evenings at 9pm, called Time? It was rather good don’t you think? What you may not know is that most of the filming took place right here, at Shrewsbury Prison! One cloudy day in November 2020, […]

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Shrewsbury Prison awarded grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Shrewsbury Prison awarded grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

10th November 2020

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Shrewsbury Prison, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage. Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the Heritage […]

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Returning to the 'New Normal'

Returning to the 'New Normal'

25th July 2020

When you total the amount of time we’ve been shut down into days (104) it sounds like an impossible number (and I work in finance). It has felt longer and shorter all at the same time. May seemed to drag its heels but I felt June disappear with the awakening of the world, the emerging […]

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