HALF TERM AT SHEPTON MALLET PRISON
Join us over February half term for an adventurous and fun filled day out for all the family. Experience 400 years of history, with fun activities for all ages!
If you’re looking for a fun family day out with a difference, you’re in the right place. Explore the whole prison at your leisure, take photos and even ‘CELL’fies. Steeped with historical interest, enjoy a wide range of family activities as you soak up the atmospheric surroundings of this amazing historic prison.Learn More
February Half Term Offers
- Explore the prison at your own pace
- Discover 400 years of history
- Great for all ages
- Somerset’s Number 1 Attraction
- FREE child entry
Try an Escape Room Activity
- Why not add an Escape Room
- 2 themes to choose from
- Challenging for all ages
- Great for families and children
- Great for escape room enthusiasts
- The world’s most haunted prison
- Explore in the dark of night
- Hear about the ‘White Lady’
- Visit the Execution Room
- Suitable from 12+ years
DIVE INTO 400 YEARS OF BRITISH HISTORY
FILLED WITH FASCINATING TALES
Shepton Mallet Prison is one of the UK’s most notorious Victorian prisons which welcomes over 300 prisoners across 178 cells and four wings. Steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories, look forward to a unique insight into life behind bars.
From infamous prison escapes to coldblooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shepton Mallet Prison is full of unforgettable stories that will amaze and astound you!
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER
TRIPADVISOR’S #1 DESTINATION
We’re proud to be rated the #1 tourist destination in Somerset on Tripadvisor, with an average rating of 5/5 from over 2,500 reviews. Visit us to see what we’re all about!
AS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN
From Hollywood blockbusters to BBC dramas, Shepton Mallet Prison has provided iconic backdrops to many films and TV series.
Most recently, the prison was used as the location for the hit drama, The Outlaws, starring Christopher Walken and Stephen Merchant.
HOME TO INFAMOUS INMATES
The Kray Twins, Reginald Kray and Ronald Kray, were called up to do their National Service with Royal Fusiliers in 1952, but attempted to leave minutes after they arrived at their depot. Ronnie punched a Corporal who tried to stop them from leaving and thus, the twins were sentenced to serve 9 months in Shepton Mallet Prison. It was here they first met future rivals Charlie Richardson and George Cornell.
Learn more about our infamous inmates on our fascinating Guided Tours!
- Guided by Prison Officers
- Self-Guided option
- Great for all ages