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The spookiest month of the year to join us behind bars for a Paranormal Investigations at Shrewsbury Prison

The spookiest month of the year to join us behind bars for a Paranormal Investigations at Shrewsbury Prison

9th November 2022

During the spooky month of October, the paranormal sightings ramped up in the run up to the night of Halloween. Shrewsbury Prison welcomed more than 600 ghoulish guests, hoping for a glimpse of the ghosts that echo the prison’s history. We welcomed numerous Paranormal Investigation groups, including Most Haunted Experience, HD Paranormal and Haunted Happenings […]

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New Productions being filmed at Shrewsbury Prison in November

New Productions being filmed at Shrewsbury Prison in November

7th November 2022

Some very exciting things are happening here at Shrewsbury Prison this month! We are delighted and elated to announce that a number of productions are being filmed within the walls of our Victorian prison. Filming will take place from 7th – 11th November and again from 13th – 25th November 2022 and during this period […]

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A month of thought-provoking educational tours, activities and exercises with some unexpected occurrences at Shrewsbury Prison

A month of thought-provoking educational tours, activities and exercises with some unexpected occurrences at Shrewsbury Prison

26th October 2022

It’s October, the spookiest month of the year and in the run up to Halloween we have welcomed a total of over 450 students through our ghoulish gates, including Birkenhead School, Baschurch Primary School and University of Gloucester amongst more. We always love to see our primary school students getting stuck into their team building […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Welcomes Schools and Colleges for New Educational Escape Room Experiences

Shrewsbury Prison Welcomes Schools and Colleges for New Educational Escape Room Experiences

5th October 2022

The summer holidays are over and it’s back to school! This month Shrewsbury Prison has already welcomed over 220 students through its doors for the first term of the new academic year. It was a pleasure to take students, from The Streetly Academy, Parrs Wood High school, Walsall College and Oswestry School around our Victorian […]

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Shrewsbury Prison – Productions to Date Article 2022

Shrewsbury Prison – Productions to Date Article 2022

24th August 2022

Over the years we have had an abundance of productions at Shrewsbury Prison, using this iconic building as their backdrop, which means we have seen and met a variety of different actors and celebrities. If you didn’t already know Shrewsbury Prison is the prison home for 3 major soaps; Coronation Street, Casualty and Holby City. […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Then and Now

Shrewsbury Prison Then and Now

15th August 2022

How it all Began… Shrewsbury Prison is known as the world’s most interactive prison. A heritage led, world class tourism experience that began inspiring, immersing, educating and engaging visitors through a journey behind bars in 2015. Shrewsbury Prison was built in 1793 and was decommissioned in 2013. Since its closure, we have made it our […]

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July 2022 Educational Newsletter

July 2022 Educational Newsletter

15th August 2022

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER! This July, in the run up to the holidays we had the pleasure of welcoming over 765 students through our doors in Educational Visits, with group sizes ranging from 6 to 70 students. The visit from Reedswood E-Act primary school was such an enjoyable visit for our officers Liz and Stacey. […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Paranormal Investigations – June 2022

Shrewsbury Prison Paranormal Investigations – June 2022

13th July 2022

June has been a massive success in the world of paranormal with many unexplained occurrences and some exciting investigators joining us behind bars! Famous TikTockers, Dan Spragg and Adam Oakley joined us for an evening visit to seek out some spirits willing to communicate. Everything they experienced was live on Dan’s TikTok channel and many […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Private Visits – June 2022

13th July 2022

Over the month of June, we were delighted to welcome a number of private groups, joining us behind the high walls of Shrewsbury Prison. First through the gates with a group of 42 was Uttoxeter and District U3A. Our officers led the tour and explained the cells through the ages and what it would have […]

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Educational Visits to Shrewsbury Prison

Educational Visits 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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