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Night Behind Bars

The Ultimate Sleepover

Next availability: Friday 19th May, 8pm

Night Behind Bars is a 12 hour overnight stay in a prison, 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. This event is an 18+ event only.

Event Overview

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Night behind bars 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 our 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 the prison staff are on-site all night checking for good behaviour and also available to answer any questions you may have.

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

You are woken early in the morning, no tardiness in prison, and at 7am we open the giant security gates when we release you back into the world 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