Why not take a step back in time and walk in the shoes of the prisoners former residents. A trip to Shrewsbury prison enables families to explore the Victorian prison wings and then descend into the Georgian cells below. Children and adults alike may find the stories told by the Ex-Prison Officers fascinating, before learning about how any executions were conducted.
A trip to the prison is likely to bring about some fascinating family discussions as you learn all about how prisoners lived their lives from day to day, and how the history of crime and punishment has changed through the ages. What really went on behind the high walls and locked doors?
Tours can be guided or self-guided but a guided tour will enable visitors to really picture what life was like here as your tour guide is an ex-officer. What better way to learn what went on than by first hand experiences?
For the really brave why not book onto one of the ghost tours in one of the world’s most haunted prisons? Descend into the depths of the Prison and hear all about its dark and sinister side – torture, murder, hangings, need we go on? You’ll be gripped by the true tales that lie hidden behind the walls.
Additional information: *Guided tours should be booked in advance. You can pay on the day for a self-guided tour. *Ghost tours are recommended for children aged twelve years and above.