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OCTOBER HALF TERM AT SHREWSBURY PRISON

Experience a unique day out in Shrewsbury this half term!

Promotion Details

  • 21st Oct - 5th Nov 2023
  • Group 5 Open Daily 10am-5pm
  • Kids Go FREE (T&Cs apply*)
  • On Site Restaurant
  • Fun Family Day Out
  • Shropshire's Number 1 Attraction

HALF TERM AT SHREWSBURY PRISON

Join us over October half term for a great value, fun day out for all the family. From the 21st October – 5th November, 2 FREE child tickets are available per group booking for Self-Guided Tours and Guided Tours!

Use code: KIDSGOFREE23

If you’re looking for exciting family things to do over October half term, you’re in the right place. Explore the whole prison at your leisure, take photos and even ‘CELL’fies. Enjoy a wide range of family activities as you soak up the atmospheric surroundings of this amazing historic prison.

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Family Attraction | Shrewsbury Prison

October Half Term Offering

Self-Guided Tours

  • Explore the whole prison at your own pace
  • Discover 200 years of history
  • Great for all ages
  • Shropshire’s Number 1 Attraction
  • FREE child entry
  • Use code: KIDSGOFREE32
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Guided Tours

  • Led by Prison Officers
  • Gain a wealth of knowledge & history
  • Explore an extraordinary location
  • Includes a Self-Guided Tour
  • FREE child entry
  • Use code: KIDSGOFREE32
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Ghost Tours

  • Immersive Dark Tourism Attraction
  • Additional Ghost Tours for Halloween
  • Access to the original Georgian prison
  • Hear chilling paranormal tales
  • Explore in the dead of night
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DIVE INTO 200 YEARS OF BRITISH HISTORY

FILLED WITH FASCINATING TALES

Shrewsbury Prison is one of the UK’s most notorious Victorian prisons which welcomed over 300 prisoners across 194 cells and two wings. Steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories, look forward to a unique insight into life behind bars this half term!

From infamous prison escapes to coldblooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shrewsbury Prison is full of unforgettable stories!

Prison Cell Tours | Shrewsbury Prison
Awesome family day out. The whole experience from entering the prison to leaving was welcome, authentic, unique and comes highly recommended.
Tammy P

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Guided Tours By Prison Officers Unique Prison Cell Escape Rooms Restaurant, Museum & Gift Shop Group 12 Fun For All The Family, Old Or Young! Great Value Self-Guided Tour Options pin 100m From Shrewsbury Train Station

TRIPADVISOR’S #1 DESTINATION

We’re proud to be rated the #1 tourist destination in Shropshire on Tripadvisor, with an average rating of 4.5/5 from over 4,000 reviews. Visit us to see what we’re all about!

AS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN

From Hollywood blockbusters to BBC dramas, Shrewsbury Prison has provided iconic backdrops to many films and TV series.

Most recently, the prison was used as the location for the hit BBC drama, Time, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.

BBC's Time TV Show | Filmed at Shrewsbury Prison

HOME TO INFAMOUS INMATES

Robert Welch was a key member of the infamous 15-man gang that stole £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train in August 1963. This is the equivalent to £50 million today! He was incarcerated in Shrewsbury in 1964 following a 30-year sentence.

Learn more about our infamous inmates on our fascinating Guided Tours!

Convict Robert Welch

PRISON TOURS

  • Guided by Prison Officers
  • Self-Guided option
  • Great for all ages
Guided Tours at Shrewsbury Prison

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