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Shrewsbury Prison – A Popular Filming Location

Shrewsbury Prison – A Popular Filming Location

8th June 2023

  The Apprentice – Series 17 At the start of this year, the BBC aired its 17th series of The Apprentice which saw 18 candidates compete to become Lord Alan Sugar’s next aspiring business partner of 2023. Tasked with hosting immersive events at two of the top tourist attractions in the West Midlands, the apprentices […]

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Shrewsbury Prison’s Future Secured

Shrewsbury Prison’s Future Secured

6th June 2023

In March 2013, the Ministry of Justice carried out the decision as part of the national reorganisation of prisons, to close seven “old and uneconomic” public-sector prisons in a bid to cut costs. The future for Shrewsbury Prison was then in doubt and it was sold to property developer, The Osbourne Group, in January 2015. […]

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Make May Half Term one to remember at An Immersive Dark Tourism Attraction

Make May Half Term one to remember at An Immersive Dark Tourism Attraction

2nd May 2023

Spring has well and truly sprung as we dive into a glorious British summer, bringing with it plenty of opportunity for family bonding during May Half Term as we get ready to welcome an influx of visitors through our enormous prison gates. Escape The Ordinary, running from the 27th May – 4th June, is a […]

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The Great EGGscape at Shrewsbury Prison

The Great EGGscape at Shrewsbury Prison

22nd March 2023

Experience an EGG‘CELL’ent Easter behind bars! Join in on our Easter activities as you hop down to Shrewsbury Prison, running from the 1st –16th April. Choose from two EGG‘CELL’ent escape rooms, the perfect way to get together as a family and enjoy a day out with a difference. From battling the locks and defying darkness […]

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Join Shrewsbury Prison Behind Bars for a Big Screen Corporate Day Out!

Join Shrewsbury Prison Behind Bars for a Big Screen Corporate Day Out!

16th March 2023

The Apprentice 2023  Episode 8 gave everyone a little taste of Shrewsbury Prison’s Team Building Behind Bars offering, albeit not exactly how our Prison Officers would have delivered the event. Our corporate experiences have been carefully thought out and developed into three easily digested packages; Enjoy & Reward, Engage & Inspire and Enthuse & Energise. […]

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Shrewsbury Prison Honours a Significant Milestone - 10 Years Since Closure

Shrewsbury Prison Honours a Significant Milestone - 10 Years Since Closure

9th March 2023

10 years ago, in March 2013, the Ministry of Justice carried out the decision as part of the national reorganisation of prisons, to close seven “old and uneconomic” public-sector prisons in a bid to cut costs. On the date of Shrewsbury Prison’s closure, 31st of March 2013, the prison staff paraded through the prison gates. […]

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The Apprentice Episode 8 ‘Immersive Events’ filmed at Shrewsbury Prison

The Apprentice Episode 8 ‘Immersive Events’ filmed at Shrewsbury Prison

7th March 2023

By now, you have no doubt seen the episode where our beautiful county, Shropshire, made a debut on The Apprentice. The episode saw the candidates split into two teams; Afinity and Apex, who competed at Shrewsbury Prison and Blists Hill Victorian Town respectively, hosting and delivering an immersive experience at both venues. They were tasked […]

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The Apprentice Candidates Battle it out Behind Bars

The Apprentice Candidates Battle it out Behind Bars

24th February 2023

From bolshy boardroom squabbles to eye-rolling dramas, who’s next in line to become Lord Alan Sugar’s next aspiring business partner of 2023? The BBC’s The Apprentice series 17 returned to our screens in January with 18 fresh candidates all eager to win, and you may have noticed glimpses of what’s been happening behind the familiar […]

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Education Behind Bars – All Children Should Go To Prison!

Education Behind Bars – All Children Should Go To Prison!

21st February 2023

Shrewsbury Prison puts ‘Education Behind Bars’ with the launch of a newly created National Educational Programme for Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Created by a team of specialists in education and history, the Education Behind Bars Programme is aligned with the national curriculum and has been designed to support learning through thought provoking exercises and activities. […]

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Kicking off the New Year with a Very Busy Month of Educational Visits!

Kicking off the New Year with a Very Busy Month of Educational Visits!

8th February 2023

2023 is the start of an exciting year for Educational Visits at Shrewsbury Prison. With a brand-new year ahead of us and hundreds of students already booked in we certainly have a feeling that this year is going to be one of our best. After February half term, our new Education Behind Bars Programme is […]

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Ending 2022 in ‘CELL’ebrations and entering 2023 in even more!

Ending 2022 in ‘CELL’ebrations and entering 2023 in even more!

1st February 2023

Whilst December is known for its month-long excuse to celebrate, January and the start of 2023 has not slowed down one bit at Shrewsbury Prison for our events and activities teams. Whether running fun filled children’s Birthday parties, orchestrating Team Building Behind Bars, a package focused on corporate days out, or showing a group of […]

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A consecutive 3-day training programme enrolled for all team members

A consecutive 3-day training programme enrolled for all team members

24th January 2023

Over 3 days, Shrewsbury Prison has enrolled a training programme, allowing our team members to grow in their development and strengthen the skills that each of our employees here at Shrewsbury Prison aspire to improve. The training session covers a range of development programmes and sessions. This immersive training opportunity, allows development, interaction, improvement and […]

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