Join us this February half term for our fantastic family friendly 'Kids Go Free' promotional offer. Running from 11th - 26th February. Book now

FEBRUARY HALF TERM AT SHEPTON MALLET PRISON

Promotion Details

  • 11th - 26th February 2023
  • Group 5 Open Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Self-Guided Tour Discounts
  • Fun Family Day Out
  • Somerset's Number 1 Attraction

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.

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Things to do in Somerset at Shepton Mallet Prison Tour

February Half Term Offers

Self-Guided Tours

  • Explore the prison at your own pace
  • Discover 400 years of history
  • Great for all ages
  • Somerset’s Number 1 Attraction
  • FREE child entry
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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
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Ghost Tours

  • 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
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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!

A prison cell | Shepton Mallet Prison
Awesome family day out. The whole experience from entering the prison to leaving was welcome, authentic, unique and comes highly recommended.
Tammy P

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

Guided Tours by Prison Officers Unique prison cell Escape Rooms Cafe, museum & gift shop Fun for all the family, old or young! Great value Self-Guided Tour options Dog friendly location

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.

David Tenant DES filmed at Shepton Mallet Prison

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!

PRISON TOURS

  • Guided by Prison Officers
  • Self-Guided option
  • Great for all ages

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