History Day at Shepton Mallet Prison

On 7th May (bank holiday) the Shepton Mallet Gaol will be taking a trip back in time.

The History Day brings prison characters from years gone past to life. Visitors are able to walk through the site on a self-guided tour, experiencing first-hand the life prisoners and guards had, from Georgian times until the prisons closure in 2013. Visitors can interact with the characters, ask questions and learn about prison life and it's grizzly history.


Gates will open at 10:00 and the day finishes at 16:00. Tickets just for the History Day are £15 for adults, £9.50 for children (5-15, under 5's free), £13 for students and concessions and £43.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children).


There is car park available for £5 until 5pm.