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Educational Visits April 2022

Educational Visits April 2022

27th April 2022

Another busy month for Shepton Mallet Prison with 8 school trips despite the two-week Easter Holiday period! We started off with Lingfield College. All groups successfully escaped from their cells. One group started off slowly, but suddenly worked out all the clues and were first to escape, whilst the group that started off quickly slowed […]

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Educational Visits March 2022

Educational Visits March 2022

6th April 2022

March has been a busy month for Educational Trips to Shepton Mallet Prison! Whitstone School started us off with a visit from their Photography students. They enjoyed a tour before spending time around the site to take photos for their projects. The size and complexity of the prison was a surprise to some. Priors Park […]

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Educational Visits in February 2022

3rd March 2022

We have had another fantastic month, with new and returning schools and educational communities visiting Shepton Mallet Prison throughout the month of February. As always, it is an absolute joy to welcome educational tours through our giant gates. At the beginning of February, we placed Ridgeway School & Sixth Form behind bars, they enjoyed and […]

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Prison Residencies 2021 – Evaluation Report

Prison Residencies 2021 – Evaluation Report

25th October 2021

A group of 13 female artists have been inspired by the historic records of Shepton Mallet Prison, including “crimes” such as being a Suffragette or the theft of butter. Artists were to develop individual research and art practice alongside other selected female artists. The Artist Residencies are set in the cells of C-Wing, the former […]

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Art Behind Bars ~ Prison Residencies

Art Behind Bars ~ Prison Residencies

9th September 2021

Prison Residencies – artist residencies at Shepton Mallet Prison 18 Sept – 3 Oct Shepton Mallet Prison is delighted to announce and launch ‘Art Behind Bars’ – which will be running from 18th September to 3rd October – a cocktail of exhibitions inspired by the building and it’s place in our social history. This is […]

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Ghost Stories from Behind Bars ~ The White Lady

Ghost Stories from Behind Bars ~ The White Lady

2nd August 2021

Shepton Mallet Prison is widely recognised as the most haunted prison in the World, and one of the most haunted locations in the UK. With paranormal activity common-place throughout the Prison, visitors and staff often report sightings and sounds that simply can’t be explained! Here, we tell the story of – The White Lady “In […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison awarded grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Shepton Mallet Prison awarded grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

12th November 2020

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Shepton Mallet Prison, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the […]

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