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Shepton Mallet Prison Paranormal Article August 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison Paranormal Article August 2022

31st August 2022

This August has been a slightly different kind of month for the Night Supervisors at Shepton Mallet Prison. In addition to the usual Friday and Saturday night teams we often welcome, there have been several different Paranormal Groups visiting the prison, unusually on Sundays. The team even spent one evening looking after our zombie friends […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison – Productions to Date Article August 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison – Productions to Date Article August 2022

31st August 2022

Since becoming a world-class, heritage-led tourism attraction in 2017 Shepton Mallet Prison has been the prison home to a variety of exciting productions. Being such a unique setting has allured the film industry – it’s not common to be able to create a movie set inside a real prison. This means we have been lucky […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison – Art Behind Bars Article 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison – Art Behind Bars Article 2022

24th August 2022

Following the success of the Art Behind Bars event, ‘Prison Residencies’ that took place in September 2021, Shepton Mallet Prison is playing host to yet another Art Behind Bars event called ‘OUTSIDE IN.’ OUTSIDE IN is an exhibition that is part of SAW’s Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2022 and the artists will be inspired by […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison Then and Now

Shepton Mallet Prison Then and Now

15th August 2022

How it all Began… Shepton Mallet Prison is known as the world’s most haunted prison. A heritage led, world class tourism experience that began inspiring, immersing, educating and engaging visitors through a journey behind bars in 2017. Shepton Mallet Prison housed its first inmates in 1625 and was decommissioned in 2013. Since its closure, we […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison - Educational Article July 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison - Educational Article July 2022

8th August 2022

Another successful month of many, many school visits. We welcomed, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Sixth Forms groups and a couple of Scout Groups, totalling a massive 561 students visiting us behind bars at Shepton Mallet Prison. This month was made more challenging due to the heat, which resulted in us ditching the bright orange jumpsuits […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison Paranormal

Shepton Mallet Prison Paranormal

27th July 2022

Since the end of May, and throughout June and July, Shepton Mallet Prison has welcomed a host of Paranormal Groups over the weekends. Over 200 guests will have joined each of these teams, to be led on an investigation into the paranormal. Our Night Supervisors have the pleasure of looking after the site and the […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison – Educational Article June 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison – Educational Article June 2022

13th July 2022

June was an exceptionally busy month for Educational Tours having been visited by 174 Primary School students, 356 secondary school students and 225 sixth form students. With over 750 students visiting made June our busiest month thus far for Educational Tours. All of our Primary School visits, despite their young are, remained engaged throughout their […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison Hosts Hens, Local Businesses & Friends Private Parties

Shepton Mallet Prison Hosts Hens, Local Businesses & Friends Private Parties

11th July 2022

  Squeezing their hen do into the very end of May, a lovely group of ladies faced one of our officers and braved our escape rooms. Chomping at the bit, they enthusiastically tackled the puzzles. Sadly though, not all of them were able to escape in the end, but nevertheless, our somewhat homicidal hens enjoyed […]

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Private Coach Group Visit May 2022

1st June 2022

With the weather finally starting to cheer up as we head into summer, the first group of guests we welcomed on a private tour this month were the Gay Classic Car Group (GCCG). We had 15 beautiful classic cars parked in the prison grounds for the afternoon; these cars had been driven to us from […]

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Hens, Stags and Birthday Visits May 2022

Hens, Stags and Birthday Visits May 2022

1st June 2022

We kicked off the ‘Cell’abratory Parties this month with a Hen Do organised by Georgie, opting for an Escape Room and Mini Tour. This lovely group of Hens couldn’t wait to get started with the Escape Room. Once they split into smaller groups, they challenged each other to see who could make their way to […]

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Paranormal News April/May 2022

Paranormal News April/May 2022

30th May 2022

Since first opening the prison to the public in 2017, we have welcomed through the gates a host of different paranormal investigators, as well as their guests. Most Friday and Saturday evenings, a different group will hire the site for one of these ever-popular ghost hunting events. During April and May, Haunted Happenings visited a […]

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Educational Visits May 2022

Educational Visits May 2022

30th May 2022

The month of May is of course the start of exam season for School and University students. With only three educational bookings it has been a quieter month for us here at the prison, although we do have 26 school visits booked for before the end of the school year in July! Our first students […]

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