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. Purchase a Shepton Mallet Prison branded hoodie, enjoy a cuppa out of one of our mugs or get kitted out for school with our stationery.


Showcasing four hundred years of prison life at the prison museum. You can also see authentic items which belonged to officers and prisoners, as well as displays on the historic market town. A true piece of crime and punishment history.


We have an on-site cafe, offering a selection of hot and cold drinks & snacks. Take a rest from a day exploring, enjoy coffee and cake, or a light bite with the family. Talk to to the team during your visit to find out what's available.


Shepton Mallet Prison has resided on its current site since 1625. The building was influenced by prison reformer, John Howard, but there's so much more to learn about the prison's history.


We welcome all visitors. As an historic Victorian building however, there are some restrictions to access certain internal aspects of the prison. Learn more on our website here or get in touch ahead of your visit to ask any questions you may have,.

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