History Day  at Shrewsbury Prison

On 7th May (bank holiday) the Dana 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 the Dana’s grizzly history.


There will be a chance to meet the last Governor of the prison ‘Gerry Hendry’ and interact with Albert Peirrepoint before he conducts an execution.


We will also be offering an extra ticket to be able to go on a tour of the old Georgian Prison Tunnels.​​

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).

We will also be offering a combo ticket sale to be able explore the old Georgian Prison Tunnels when attending the History Day for £25. Children 10-16 years of age are allowed on the Tunnel Tours but we recommend parental guidance as some of the content may be unsuitable.


On site car park will be available for £4.50 all day.