Art Behind Bars

Shepton Mallet Prison is delighted to announce and launch ‘Art Behind Bars’ – a cocktail of exhibitions inspired by the building and it’s place in our social history. We will also play host to those looking for a truly unique venue.

Events & Exhibitions

Shepton Mallet Prison is pleased to open our 400 year old gates to budding artists, event & exhibition organisers. If you would like to use the prison to play host to your event or exhibition, providing a truly unique backdrop please contact us.

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Past Exhibitions

Prison residencies was an art exhibition taking place in September & October 2021.

Prison Residencies was inspired by the aspects of the prison’s history, this was no normal art exhibition – it was a living, breathing event and one visitors could totally immerse themselves in.


Read about this event here

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Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm