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The Dana Prison - Jailhouse Tours

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Good Day Out

Tour of Prison was excellent start to Day out in Shrewsbury. Highly recommend the guided tour as... read more

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Meander776688
Amazing prison tour!

What a brilliant insight into prison life! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Graham the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Shrewsbury prison, Shrewsbury was built in 1793 and for the past 200 years has be home to 1000's of criminals. Now its been opened to the public by Jailhouse tours, who run daily guided tours of the site, evening ghost tours, escape events, prison...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Tour of Prison was excellent start to Day out in Shrewsbury. Highly recommend the guided tour as this was very interesting and informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Meander776688
Reviewed yesterday

What a brilliant insight into prison life! Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Graham the tour guide & retired Officer told an honest, from the heart & very a detailed talk which was fabulously animated at times using humour & sharing facts & including a lot...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed our visit to The Dana Prison, we could wander around freely and get an insight into prison life, the staff were friendly and helpful. We did the self-guided tour and felt that better signposting would an improvement. All told we would recommend the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barry M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was great and really interesting. Graham the tour guide was absolutely brilliant. He was very informative, passionate and quite funny at times. He made the tour. Highly recomend this trip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank princesskirst14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, fascinating to look around what was until recently a working prison, could wander round, in and out of cells freely, no cordons saying do not enter! Very different kind of museum!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank helenrMeltonMowbray
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a very cold and wet day so wasn’t the best start, how ever the staff and organisation were very good. We will be going back for full tour at some point and again this Christmas if they put the market on again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carling1979
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting experience, reading facts about inmates & seeing their living quarters was fascinating, hang mans noose & execution room was chilling. Only downside was the prison cells were dirty & in dire need of decorating as paint was peeling of walls & was damp...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was the first time visit to a prison in my life. Learned about the history and working procedure of the prison. It is interesting to know how prison works. The guide was very knowledgeable and smart. He made the entire experience fun. My children...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maruf A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We couldn't get on a tour so did the self guided option, which at £15 was not worth the money. It was interesting to wander round but very poor information along the way - I expected posters & displays and a more organised route through...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Graham the guide was very knowledgeable as he was a former prison officer at the prison. He brought the whole experience to life.

Date of experience: March 2019
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DawnS1901
16 March 2019|
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Response from thestrand09 | Property representative |
Hi Dawn, Yes the Dana Carpark is open 24/7. Hope to see you on a tour this Sunday.
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Dream183596
28 February 2019|
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Response from thestrand09 | Property representative |
Hi, We have a car park directly opposite the Prison and the cost is £4.50 for the day payable at the Gate Lodge on arrival. Thank you.
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miyadivine
21 September 2018|
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Response from thestrand09 | Property representative |
Hi miyadivine, Self-Guided Tours cost: Adult £15.00 Student/ Over 60’s £13.00 Child 5-15 £9.50 Family 2 x Ad + 2Ch £43.50 Under 5’s free. No need to book can be taken any day of the week between 10.00 and 16.00. Kind... More
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