Easter at Shepton Mallet Prison
Join in on our Easter activities running from 1st – 16th of April. Experience 400 years of history, with engaging activities for all ages!
If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience this Easter holiday, you’re in the right place. With a wide range of family activities, you can explore the whole prison at your leisure and soak up the atmospheric surroundings of this amazing historic prison.Learn More
Easter Holiday Experience
- 2 EGG-‘cell’ent prison themes
- A challenge for all ages
- Great for families and children
- Self-Guided Tour included
- Explore the prison at your own pace
- Discover 400 years of history
- Educational Booklets for all ages
- The World’s Oldest Prison
Easter Egg Reward
- Easter Egg treat
- Certificate on completion
- For children aged 16 and under
- Provided on all activities
DIVE INTO 400 YEARS OF PRISON HISTORY
FILLED WITH FASCINATING TALES
Shepton Mallet Prison is one of the UK’s most notorious Victorian prison which welcomes over 300 prisoners across 178 cells and four wings. Steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories, look forward to a unique insight into life behind bars.
From infamous prison escapes to coldblooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shepton Mallet Prison is full of unforgettable stories that will amaze and astound you!
TRIPADVISOR’S #1 DESTINATION
We’re proud to be rated the #1 tourist destination in Somerset on Tripadvisor, with an average rating of 5/5 from over 2,500 reviews. Visit us to see what we’re all about!
AS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN
From Hollywood blockbusters to BBC dramas, Shepton Mallet Prison has provided iconic backdrops to many films and TV series.
Most recently, the prison was used as the location for the hit drama, The Outlaws, starring Christopher Walken and Stephen Merchant.
HOME TO INFAMOUS INMATES
The Kray Twins, Reginald Kray and Ronald Kray, were called up to do their National Service with Royal Fusiliers in 1952, but attempted to leave minutes after they arrived at their depot. Ronnie punched a Corporal who tried to stop them from leaving and thus, the twins were sentenced to serve 9 months in Shepton Mallet Prison. It was here they first met future rivals Charlie Richardson and George Cornell.
Learn more about our infamous inmates on our fascinating Guided Tours!
- Guided by Prison Officers
- Self-Guided option
- Great for all ages