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Shrewsbury Prison

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Self-guided prison tour - 7 days a week 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)

About the partner

Shrewsbury Prison was a working jail from 1793-2013. Today you can join a guided tour led by ex-Prison Officer’s (not ava. for TCs), or wander at your leisure, as a self-guider. There’s so much social history to see and understand incl: the main A Wing, segregation areas, exercise yards, visits room, healthcare area & execution room with the adjacent condemned man’s cell and executioner’s bedroom.

What do I need to know?

To enjoy a self-guided tour simply turn up and exchange your TCs at the ticket office. No pre-booking required.

Parking is available directly opposite the Prison (£4.50 per day). Parking tickets can be purchased at the Prison ticket office (TCs cannot be used for parking costs).

Explore the Prison at your own pace. Use our Visitors' Guide and sign-posting to find your way around the site to learn facts about each area, take photos and soak up the reality of being incarcerated.

Important information
  • Do individuals and families need to book in advance? NO
  • Can groups attend if booked in advance? NO

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