A school trip your pupils will remember.

We make learning fun, highly engaging and memorable. From the moment your students step through the imposing prison gates, they’ll know that they are in for a truly immersive experience. Very few people get the opportunity to experience such a historic and real 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
  • Mini Cell Escape
  • Group 12 Mini Team Building
  • Group 9 Q&A
Shepton Mallet Prison Primary School Trips

Crime and punishment will be naturally covered in the tour, our tour guides inspire pupil’s curiosity to know more about the history and to recognise what it was like to be incarcerated from the Victorian era to the modern-day.

Tailor-made Programmes

Guided tours are included in all school trips; additional activities can be added to suit pupils learning requirements.

The Tour 

The day trip involves a tour of the 400-year-old prison, the aim of which is to show pupils first-hand what life inside a prison is like and to showcase the prison’s history. The experience is an hour and a half and starts in Visits and takes in the wings, the cells, exercise yard, treadwheel building and the execution room.

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Shepton Mallet Prison Primary School Trips

Mini Cell Escape

Pupils will be split into groups, placed into cells and given an allotted time to escape using puzzles and clues.

Mini Team Building

Your pupils will be split into groups to complete the following games.

  • Secret Whispers: Pupils must communicate messages to each other using actions only.
  • Walking the Mile: Trust your fellow pupils to guide their group through different obstacles.
  • Prison Mattresses: Using only 2 prison mattresses pupils must get from one side of the room to the other without stepping on the floor.
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Guided Tour Shepton Mallet


The tour guides can cover crime and punishment and law and the justice system. Pupils can be prepared with questions or can ask on the spot questions throughout the tour. 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 to Shepton Mallet Prison. We advise booking as far in advance as possible to get your desired date. To book, please contact our dedicated Sales team.

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