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Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 School Trips at Shepton Mallet Prison

Give your students the insight and awareness of Shepton Mallet Prison

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 Programme
  • Group 8 The Tour
  • Group 12 Prisoner Experience
  • In-Cell Experience
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Tailor-made Programmes

History, Psychology and Sociology can be covered in the tour depending on your chosen topic. Our highly qualified guides raise students’ curiosity to know more about the past and to think critically about the punishment from the Victorian era 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 units, exercise yards, treadwheel building 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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In-Cell Experience

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.

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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.

To book contact our dedicated sales team.

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