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Clink Prison Museum

Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf 1 Clink Street | Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf, London SE1 9DG, England
+44 20 7403 0900
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Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf 1 Clink Street | Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf, London SE1 9DG, England
+44 20 7403 0900
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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled upon this museum by accident near suffolk cathedral. The whole experience for our family of two adults and two children aged 6 &13 was really great, lots of info on the prisons of the past and how people were punished, very detailed and...More

1  Thank wifree1995
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here expecting it to be a lot better. It was expensive for what it was. It was basically just a walk through with posters on the wall. If you want history of prisons visit the galleries of justice.

Thank flicksmummy
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Clink Prison Museum was an eye opener into what went on all those years ago. There were a lot of informative panels dotted about to read and we certainly learnt things that we didn't know before. There is a little shop for souvenirs.

1  Thank 777bublefan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I loved our visit to the Clink prison museum. Even if you went though and read none of the informative panels about the area, crimes and inmates, you won’t fail to get an insight into life for the inmates and the desperate...More

Thank Brewell1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an eye opening visit, great to while away a few hours. If you're familiar with Dickens, then the notion of sending people to prison due to their debts is not new. This museum provides context as to how people survived in the prisons,...More

Thank DostoyevskyWasHere
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it to be very informative and very interesting. The lady at the kiosk was great very friendly and helpful.

Thank jukedums
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this little place. Great welcome and friendly staff. Even get free souvenir photo. Highly recommended.

1  Thank TilincsG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most enjoyable visit. Very friendly welcome, fascinating info and scary enlightenment about our capital city’s history. Highly recommended! Go!!

1  Thank Chezzaboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of reading and interactive elements. Great information - well worth a visit. Even get free souvenir photo to download after your visit. Combine with a visit to Golden Hind - Francis Drake's ship and then move on to Borough Market for lunch. Maybe visit...More

1  Thank Dorybrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Working in a prison we are interested in the history of prison. This little museum is great it offers lots of information and was interesting to touch and see all of the old forms of torture. The free photo at the end is also a...More

1  Thank Tor L
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Response from nickigoscomb | Reviewed this property |
I definitely wouldn’t advise taking a four year old to this museum, it is quite realistic, with scary sights & sounds & gory models. I personally don’t think under 10’s should go.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Bo F | Reviewed this property |
The only stair is the one leading down into the museum. It is an old building so it is not a flat concrete floor. I would say that if you can get down the front stairs you can easily get around in the museum
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Response from suemB8088MI | Reviewed this property |
i couldn't get mine, i gave up in the end