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Experience 400 years of history at Shepton Mallet Prison, where you get to do the time without committing the crime
If you’re looking for a fun family day out with a difference, you’re in the right place. Explore the whole prison at your leisure, take photos and even ‘CELL’fies. Steeped with historical interest, enjoy a wide range of family activities as you soak up the atmospheric surroundings of this amazing historic prison.Book Tickets
DIVE INTO 400 YEARS OF BRITISH HISTORY
FILLED WITH FASCINATING TALES
Shepton Mallet Prison is The World’s Oldest Prison. Opening its gates in 1625, steeped in history and jaw-dropping true stories from the past 400 years.
From infamous prison escapes to coldblooded crimes and the day-to-day activities of the inmates; Shepton Mallet Prison is full of unforgettable stories that will amaze and astound you!
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TRIPADVISOR’S #1 DESTINATION
We’re proud to be rated the #1 tourist destination in Somerset on Tripadvisor, with an average rating of 5/5 from over 2,500 reviews. Visit us to see what we’re all about!
AS SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN
From Hollywood blockbusters to BBC dramas, Shepton Mallet Prison has provided iconic backdrops to many films and TV series.
Most recently, the prison was used as the location for the hit drama, The Outlaws, starring Christopher Walken and Stephen Merchant.
HOME TO INFAMOUS INMATES
The Kray Twins, Reginald Kray and Ronald Kray, were called up to do their National Service with Royal Fusiliers in 1952, but attempted to leave minutes after they arrived at their depot. Ronnie punched a Corporal who tried to stop them from leaving and thus, the twins were sentenced to serve 9 months in Shepton Mallet Prison. It was here they first met future rivals Charlie Richardson and George Cornell.
Learn more about our infamous inmates on our fascinating Guided Tours!
Day out with a difference
- Guided by Prison Officers
- State-of-the-art Escape Rooms
- Great for all ages
- Unforgettable Experience