Originally built in 1793 Shrewsbury Prison has stories from public executions and ghostly sightings to prison life and restorative justice & rehabilitation. Since 2015 Jailhouse Tours have operated the prison as a heritage led tourism attraction.
Guided and self-guided tours enable visitors to take in the history of this fascinating building as well as learning about prison life. Other tours and activities include interactive history days, Georgian tunnel tours, ghost tours, night tours, paranormal investigations, overnight sleepovers and escape rooms, educational tours and corporate events.
Whether you’re interested in the history of the building, criminal justice system, prison life or just want to know if a prison wing is ‘really like it looks on the tv’ then Shrewsbury Prison is a ‘must visit’ – walk in the footsteps of history.