Groups behind bars

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Groups behind bars

Come and spend time behind bars…

Jailhouse Tours operates two recently decommissioned prisons; Shrewsbury Prison in Shropshire and Shepton Mallet Prison in Somerset and the giant foreboding doors are now open to private groups and coach parties.

Jailhouse Tours A wing side and yard

What can you expect from your time ‘behind bars’?

Jailhouse Tours offer a two hour guided tour led by ex prison officers who worked these very landings and recount tales of life inside giving a fascinating insight in to life as a prisoner and a prison officer over the years. How many prisoners escaped, how did drugs get into jail, when were toilet facilities introduced into prison cells, how did they make shanks (or shivs), when was the last hanging, what was the food like are just a few of the questions you and your group may have.

Your tour will take in a traditional prison wing (the last prisoners left in 2013), cells furnished as they were, the hanging room, the segregation area, the kitchens, exercise yards and the condemned man’s cell amongst other areas.

Both prisons are haunted but we can’t promise what paranormal activity you will experience on your visit!

Complimentary refreshments are on offer to all group visitors. Jailhouse Tours welcome Group leaders on fam visits, and offer a group discount along with free places to the group leader and coach driver. For more information please visit


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