Coach Companies

Experience a full, fun and fascinating day out at Shepton Mallet Prison

From the moment your group step through the giant prison gates, they’ll know that they are in for a truly real-life experience, without the gimmicks.

Very few people get the opportunity to experience prison until they are sent there for committing an offence. We offer coach companies the opportunity to visit a real prison shining a light on history from 1625 to the present day.

Visit includes

  • Group 19 Tailor-made Programmes
  • Prison Tour
  • Q&A

Your two-hour, no holds barred tour showcases life inside. Tour guides with an encyclopedic knowledge of the jail will take your group through the traditional prison wings, furnished cells, exercise yard, treadwheel building, segregation, old gate lodge, and finish in the execution room.

Who were the infamous inmates, how many escaped, when was the last hanging, how do drugs get into jail, all are just a handful of questions your group may want to ask.

All our coach companies get a discounted rate when they bring a group of 15 people or more. You have the freedom of booking your own slot and having an ex-prison officer exclusive to your group.

Catering Behind Bars

Our on-site cafe is open all day, with a variety sweet and savoury snacks, and hot and cold drinks to re-fuel your group. You can book in advance or on the day. Buffet options are also available on request and we can cater for all dietary requirements.

Don’t forget to visit our onsite gift shop selling our latest merchandise from pens, notepads and mugs to a wide range of clothing.

Enquire Today

To book your event, contact our dedicated Sales team.

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