Shepton Mallet Prison - Adult Guided Tours

Shepton Mallet Prison - Adult Guided Tours

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  • Experience life behind bars at Shepton Mallet Prison
  • 2-hour guided tour by one of the prison officers
  • Valid until 31st December 2021

  • Each ticket provides a 2 hour guided tour for one adult (aged 16+).
  • Valid until 31st December 2021
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Wrap up warm it's cold in the prison.
  • Prison tours last for two hours and cover approximately one mile and 100 stairs.
  • Some seating available around the site
  • Children are allowed on tours but we recommend parental guidance for age as some of the content may be unsuitable. Under 5's are free.
  • We regret we are unable to provide wheelchair access.
  • Coffee, tea and snacks available to purchase on site
  • Car parking available on-site for £3.00
  • Tours run Monday to Friday at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.  Times vary during school holidays. Please check availability.

To book please call 01749 681862 and quote your Planet Offers voucher code.

Getting In Touch

Shepton Mallet Prison
Frithefield Lane , Shepton Mallet
BA4 5LU
Visit this website
01743 343100

Description

Join a guided tour of Shepton Mallet Prison, led by a guide with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the prison’s history who will shine a light on what life was really like for prisoners, officers and visitors.

Your two-hour visit will include exploring:

Two traditional Victorian Prison wings. B Wing, the largest wing, had the capacity to hold 94 prisoners as of 2001 but experienced much overcrowding in the years before. C Wing was purpose built in 1848 to hold women and children into the early 1900s  but played an important and top secret role during WWII. Wander the landing as officers did for the past 400 years and discover what it was like to be locked behind the steel doors.

Next, you will head to the Hard Labour Yard to learn about the hard and often pointless forms of hard labour implemented during the 1800s to keep prisoners from idleness. The Tread Wheel building can also be seen from here; one of the most physically demanding forms of Victorian Hard Labour known to the prisoner population.

Learn and experience what life was like in the prison and feel what it was truly like to be behind bars with a half price pass!

Terms & Conditions
  • Each ticket provides a 2 hour guided tour for one adult (aged 16+).
  • Valid until 31st December 2021
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time. Wrap up warm it's cold in the prison.
  • Prison tours last for two hours and cover approximately one mile and 100 stairs.
  • Some seating available around the site
  • Children are allowed on tours but we recommend parental guidance for age as some of the content may be unsuitable. Under 5's are free.
  • We regret we are unable to provide wheelchair access.
  • Coffee, tea and snacks available to purchase on site
  • Car parking available on-site for £3.00
  • Tours run Monday to Friday at 2pm, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm.  Times vary during school holidays. Please check availability.
How To Redeem

To book please call 01749 681862 and quote your Planet Offers voucher code.

Details

Getting In Touch

Shepton Mallet Prison
Frithefield Lane , Shepton Mallet
BA4 5LU
Visit this website
01743 343100