Jailhouse Tours



The Dana Prison




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01743 343100

Jailhouse Tours



Type Price Details
Adult £15.00 - £
Child £9.50 - £
Family £43.50 - £
Concession £13.00 - £


Ever wandered what happens behind the closed doors? Is it really like the movies? Are there really ghosts wandering the halls at night? Now you can find out by registering for a tour of Shrewsbury prison, one of the country’s oldest prisons.

Guided Prison Tours

• Walk in the footsteps of prisoners who have been residents of the wings during the last 200 years. Discover what happens behind the high walls and locked doors. Experience the hidden world of capital punishment and see first hand one of the last working execution rooms in the country.

• Visit us at The Dana Prison, Shrewsbury: ‘the world’s most interactive prison tour’.

• Jailhouse Tours conducts guided tours run by ex-prison officers who once managed these very wings. Our two-hour tours give you the opportunity to view this historic building and learn more about its history dating back to 1793.

• Guided Tours take place on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 12pm and 3pm

Self Guided Tours

Alternatively, explore the Dana Prison, Shrewsbury at your own pace. Use our Visitors' Guide and sign-posting to find your way around the site to learn facts about each area, take photos and soak up the reality of being incarcerated. To enjoy a self-guided tour simply turn up at the Dana prison and pay on the day. The site is open from 10:00 - 17:00, last entry is 1 hour before close.

For more information please visit the website www.jailhousetours.com


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Opening Times

Times vary depeandant on tours times.

Opening times below:

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 10am - 5pm

Bank Holidays 10am - 8pm


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