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Plan Your Day

Plan Your Day

Gift Shop

Filled with treasures and treats for every budget, our Gift Shop is situated in our Visitor Centre.


Showcasing four hundred years of prison life. You can also see authentic items which belonged to officers and prisoners, as well as displays on the historic market town.


We have an on-site cafe, offering a selection of hot and cold drinks & snacks.


Shepton Mallet has been on the current site since 1625 and was influenced by prison reformer John Howard. Learn more.


We welcome all visitors. As an historic Victorian building, however, there are some restrictions to access certain internal aspects of the prison. Learn more.

Coronavirus Visitor Information

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors and employees is our priority and we have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure your continued welfare.

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am-5pm