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Night Behind Bars

The Ultimate Sleepover

Next availability: Friday 7th June, 8pm

Shepton Prison Night Behind Bars is a 12 hour overnight stay in a prison. Enjoy a night locked up - without the sentence!

Is this possible? At Shepton Mallet Prison it is, and we promise to let you out in the morning – good behaviour permitting, of course. This is a rare opportunity to spend 12 hours behind bars in the world’s most haunted jail with Shepton Mallet's Prison Night Behind Bars! This event is an 18+ event only.

Event Overview

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Private Tours at Shepton Mallet Prison

There is a whole world to explore. It is a fantastic experience for couples, groups of friends and those with an interest in the paranormal.

You will be met by members of our fantastic team who will let you into the prison through the huge gates and show you to your cell for the night. This is a traditional Victorian cell providing a truly authentic experience.

As part of this awesome experience an Officer will take you and your fellow inmates for a tour of the jail. You will visit, amongst others, the Victorian wings, the spooky Old Gate Lodge, segregation and not forgetting the execution room. After the tour you are free to explore the site or, of course, retire to your cell for the next few hours. Some will choose to go ghost hunting and others will roam the spooky corridors investigating the prison in the dark. BUT don’t even think of escaping – you won’t have time to burrow out Shawshank Redemption style or escape like Paddington Bear over the very high walls.

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Night Behind Bars at Shepton Mallet Prison in Somerset

Your Time Behind Bars

For the night owls amongst you, our trusty prison staff are on-site all night. They’ll be keeping tabs on you, checking for good behaviour and will also be available to answer any questions you may have about Shepton Mallet, it’s history – and it’s famous previous residents!

The visitor centre will be open where you can purchase hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout your stay. Once you awake in the morning you can choose to have breakfast.

You’ll be woken up early in the morning – there’s no tardiness in prison! At 7am, we’ll open the giant security gates when we release you back into the world. You’ll leave us with your memories of a very unusual night and, we are confident, many tales to tell!

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm