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Clink Prison Museum

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The Clink gave its name to all other prisons and is on the original site of London’s Clink medieval prison in Southwark, not far from Borough Market and London Bridge. It was a prison from 1144 until 1780 and was owned and controlled by the...More

28  Thank Sandygranny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 September 2005

The museum is small but does a good job of recreating the prison conditions of the 17th century. You are allowed to take photos inside and several people took photos of friends in the various torture devices. Worth a look if you are in Bankside...More

13  Thank Expedition33209
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Situated near the Shakespeare theatre this is quite hidden. Good entrance price and full of interesting items with literature to read. Interaction items so good for everyone of all ages. Doesn't take to long to walk round. Small shop and free photo opportunity that you...More

Thank kimlovesjaws
Reviewed 5 days ago

Moderately priced & is about an hour's worth of entertainment but not for the squeamish. Thankfully it doesn't have the smell to go with the visuals. Nearby is the Golden Hind, worth a visit.

Thank Nikki10210
Reviewed 1 week ago

It cost 7.50 to go in 5.50 if you are a concession ,It takes about 3/4 -1 hour which includes you reading all the liteture about the prison on the walls,Its a small Prison Museum ,That is plenty of time ,It is interesting reading about...More

Thank Barry J
45miranda, Manager at Clink Prison Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Barry, it is not a con your photo will be online, please send mew your ID and Pin and i will retrieve your photo for you, if you read our many reviews you will note that visitors enjoy getting their FREE photo download.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have walked past many times and always said we should go in and have a look. We finally visited and are very happy that we did. Great setup with friendly welcome. Exhibits were realistic, relevant and informative. A good place for both young and...More

Thank 997kevins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here yesterday with my girlfriend and it’s a great place! The stuff they have on show is so interesting. Would recommend!

Thank T17ASjacko
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this the exhibits are interesting and ghoulish enough without being disturbing. We spent ages reading all the exhibit boards. The photo opp at the end was a nice touch

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was bigger than we anticipated, further and further below ground. Packed with british historical events. £7.50 and a free personal photograph what more could you get for that price! great value and very informative. My girlfriend was just as hooked reading the information...More

Thank Cosmopolitan720703
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst being an intriguing entrance to the so called 'prison' turned out to be a few rooms and corridors. Although interesting to see torture tools was a waste of time of a trip to London. Was much better to go on the London Bridge experience...More

Thank Cruiser65215051921
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I found this museum on Expedia. Great way to spend an hour or so and not pay extortionate prices! It's really interesting and educational. Even my 16 year old son was fascinated and actually knew about some of the topics having just done gcse...More

1  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Gruesome but not enough to scare the living daylights out of people.....facts about old London and how they run the prisons. It’s a good find after we had visited borough market!!

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Melissa A
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Response from fizzyfairymumof3 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure there was a code on the receipt that was given after photo taken. You needed to log on and enter code.
Kristen O
17 December 2017|
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Response from TracyStroud | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t take a 4 year old there are heads on spikes.... I don’t like these at all...and torture equipment. I think a10 year old would love it , especially if they have seen horrible histories
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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