🎨Discover over 200 original artworks in our FREE Art Behind Bars Exhibition, running over May half term, from 25th May - 9th June 2024🖌️ Learn More

Art Behind Bars

Discover Over 200 Original Artworks

Next availability: Today, 10am

Explore a diverse collection of paintings and artworks created by prisoners, brought to you in collaboration with the esteemed Alabaré charity and their transformative Burnbake Prison Art Project.

Event Overview

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Art Behind Bars May Half Term

About the Exhibition

Wander through the evocative displays of over 200 pieces of unique artwork.

‘Art Behind Bars isn’t just an art exhibition; it’s a journey through the minds and souls of those who find expression in the most challenging environments.’

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Art Behind Bars May Half Term


View Exclusive Artwork: Experience an extensive collection of prisoner-created art that is seldom displayed to the public.

Support a Great Cause: Your visit supports the rehabilitation and creative expression of incarcerated individuals, making a direct positive impact.

Engage with History: The historic Shepton Mallet Prison provides a unique backdrop that enriches your experience, blending deep history with the stark realities of life behind bars.

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Education Behind Bars at Shepton Mallet Prison

Upgrade Your Experience

Take a Self-Guided Tour, or join a Guided Tour and delve deeper into the rich tales and dark history of the World’s Oldest Prison.

Want something different?

Why not join one of our renowned Ghost Tours.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm