Key Stage 3

Award your students the history, knowledge and understanding of the past

From the moment your students step through the giant prison gates, they’ll know that they are in for a truly immersive experience. Very few people get the opportunity to experience a real 17th-century prison. Running school trips like these shines a light on the history of prison life and offers an insight into an otherwise unknown world.


  • Group 19 Tailor Made Programmes
  • Group 8 The Tour
  • Group 12 Prisoner Experience
  • Cell Escape
  • Group 9 Q&A
Shepton Mallet Prison KS3 Trips

Tailor-made Programmes

Our guides raise students’ curiosity to know more about the past and to think critically about the punishment from the 17th century to the modern-day. Guided Tours form the basis of all school visits; additional activities can be added to suit pupils learning requirements.

The Tour

The experience starts in Visits takes in the wings, the cells, including the segregation unit, exercise yards, treadwheel and the execution room.

Prisoner Experience

Your students will experience what it is like to be processed into prison. Handing over their belongings they will change into a prison order orange jumpsuit (to be worn over their normal clothes).

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Shepton Mallet Prison KS3 Trips

Cell Escape

Your students will be split into small groups, allocated a cell and given an allotted time to escape solving puzzles and clues. This encourages collaborative working and is mentally challenging.


History, Psychology and Sociology can be covered in the tour and Q&A sessions depending on your chosen topic. Students will get the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like and have topical discussions with the tour guide. The guide’s experience is invaluable and offers a true insight into life behind bars.

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Our Education Co-ordinator can send over our brochure and booking form for your school trip at Shepton Mallet Prison. We advise booking as far in advance as possible to get your desired date.

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