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Shrewsbury Prison Escape Room - The Cell
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Shrewsbury Prison Escape Room - The Cell

By Shrewsbury Prison
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The Cell Escape Room is a fully immersive, state-of-the-art escape room experience, where you get to do the time without committing the crime! Experience the pulse racing, mind-manipulating, adrenaline-charged rush of ‘The Cell Escape Room.’ Includes, ​​Self-Guided Tour of Shrewsbury Prison THE STORY Sentenced to 15 years for stealing £1million, you have hidden the money from the rest of your gang. Now you’re stuck in a prison cell with no way out! The inmates know what you have done, and they all want the money for themselves. Your only chance is to escape while the prisoners are on lockdown. With only 1 hour left until the lockdown ends, you must be fast and work out how to escape your cell.
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Duration: 1h 15m
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Live guide: English
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  • Escape Room Games Master
  • Self-Guided Tour of Shrewsbury Prison


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  • Shrewsbury Prison, The Dana, Shrewsbury SY1 2HP, UK
    Upon arrival please go to the Visitor Centre to get signed in for your experience.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 213539P4

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    • Shrewsbury Prison
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      Joined in August 2015
    • dave321
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      Guided tour of Shrewsbury Prison.
      My wife & I recently had a guided tour of Shrewsbury prison. The tour lasted 1.5 hours it was extremely professional, informative & really very interesting. The tour started by showing how the prisoners were checked in, then the tour showed the cramp conditions of the Victorian prison cells & ended with a full explanation within in the execution room, the last execution was in 1961. The tour was conducted by a former Prison Warden (Michael) who was outstanding as he kept everyone interested including children by interacting throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this guided tour of a Prison that was only closed in 2013.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Seaside43678803910
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      Excellent tour!
      Excellent tour, excellent guide! Paul was informative and brought humour to this tour. We learned so much about prison life at Shrewsbury. It was genuinely quite eerie in some cell blocks which only made the history more real. Thoroughly recommended. Shout out to lads in reception too so very welcoming to all.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • rachelrL4939RO
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      Worth going to prison for!
      We decided to do this as it was something different to do, it’s not every day you get to go into a prison! I’m glad we did, it was very interesting on what life was like inside. It was quite quiet when we went so had a good chance to look and read the information. I would thoroughly recommend a visit for most ages (there are stairs to get you onto the landings).
      Written 21 February 2024
    • Calnco77
      0 contributions
      Amazing Attraction.
      In one word "Amazing" On entry you are greeted with smiles and a friendly tone. The staff are very knowledgeable of the prisons history and workings of a prison. There's lots to learn, see and do. Fantastic activities to keep children and adults occupied Fabulous gift shop with items in a good price range (pocket money to higher priced items) A great day out!
      Written 21 February 2024
    • GoPlaces51642032357
      0 contributions
      Great few hours out with the three children (aged 12,9 &7). Informative and easy to navigate. Good insight into prisonlife....en
      Good way to burn a couple of hours during the holidays. Kids enjoyed it. Restaurant was ideal, chips portions were massive ( much to the children's delight after stopping for a small snack).
      Written 19 February 2024
    • kimcU574FY
      0 contributions
      Guided tour of Shrewsbury Prison
      Had a group of 15, who all did a private tour with Paul. Paul was fantastic and really knew the history of the prison! He really made the tour enjoyable! Would 100% recommend to anyone going.
      Written 19 February 2024
    • A6032NJsonjaw
      0 contributions
      A trip behind bars
      We had a fantastic tour with Graham, a retired prison officer since the prison closed in 2013. He delivered so much information with humour & regard for the children in our group. There is a lot to see in various wings of a number of buildings and the one and a half hours just flew by. Would highly recommend this guided tour.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Adventurer776591
      0 contributions
      Day in the nick
      A great tour around the prison with our tour guide Graham. I am currently working for BT installing in cell phones so it was a bit of a busman’s holiday. However because of Graham’s knowledge I found it very interesting and learned loads. The guide is a former officer and has all his experience to make the tour interesting and funny. He gives you a small window into prison life from the officers point of view and shows the history of prison life past and present. Having worked in prisons on and off over 20 years I can say that despite being a retired prison the cells are what prisoners are in at the present moment. A great guide and would highly recommend the tour. Had coffee and cake in the restaurant and would give that the thumbs up too. Parking was about 6 pounds but it was for 24 hours so we were able to wander into Shrewsbury and get a meal. 5 minutes walk from the train station
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Karen K
      0 contributions
      Informative, interesting - a glimpse into prison life!
      My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour on Saturday 17 February at 2.30pm. Graham (Boss) was our guide. He had fantastic knowledge of the prison & it was very interesting to hear about his actual experiences as a former Prison Officer. We had enough time before & after the tour to wander round at our own leisure & we also visited the on-site restaurant which was great. Would highly recommend a visit to Shrewsbury Prison.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • wiggywheels
      0 contributions
      Really informative and interesting
      The guided tour was really interesting and informative. Our guide, Paul, was very interactive and knowledgeable about the prison throughout the ages. I'm glad we opted for the guided tour, rather than the self exploration one.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Relax50372461003
      0 contributions
      Really enjoyed the escape room. Wasn’t sure the prison tour would be my cup of tea but it was surprisingly interesting!
      We really enjoyed the escape room was so fun. We also walked around the prison after which was no extra charge and was surprisingly interesting to read all the different facts. Staff were very friendly and helpful and were made to feel welcome.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • Tashielou21
      0 contributions
      Highly recommended!
      I'm so glad we spent the little bit extra and went on the guided tour around the prison. Our tour guide Graham ("Officer G" or "boss") was an incredibly informed, lovely man who gave us an insight into the workings of prison, both in the Victorian era and up to recent times. His knowledge was second to none and he presented the tour with animation and humour, but also seriousness when it needed it, keeping adults and children interested throughout. The tour was around 1.5hours with extra time at the end to look around in your own time, so best of both worlds. We all throughourly enjoyed it and highly recommended it to anyone who is thinking of going.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • mnatnov
      0 contributions
      Lovely trip out
      Came here with my children and girlfriend. Greeted by a very friendly lady on reception who explained everything through thoroughly to us so we knew what was what. The history was very interesting inside the prison and we especially enjoyed the C wing, which can easily be missed if you’re not the best at map reading (like me). The cafeteria was small in size but a good selection of fresh food for everyone. Very interesting all round though, if you have toddlers/younger children they may find the narrow staircases overwhelming, but the beauty of the self guided tour being you go at your own pace. We would like to return child free for the escape the prison adventure and a night in the cells.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • lesleyg405
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      You will enjoy any of the tours
      What an amazing day. First we beat the hole escape room which was difficult. Second was a guided tour with Graham who I could've listened too all day. Last but not least was the great escape which we did in 2hrs 14mins. Would recommend to all.
      Written 18 February 2024
    • elenorevans
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      Fantastic guided tour
      We really enjoyed our tour of the prison Graham our guide was absolutely fantastic, he was very informative and gave first hand experiences of working within the prison service He was considerate when giving certain information as there were some children present Overall I would certainly recommend this visit
      Written 18 February 2024
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    Abbie L
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    Aug 2023 • Friends
    It was an ok day out, but for the price you pay - it isn’t worth it. The day starts strong and you feel immersed with the experience but that’s as best as it gets, unfortunately. You do basic child like activities to retrieve your next clue to move on. You’re shuffled round in groups and because of this the day is mainly waiting around for the next activity to start and this continues for the entire time you’re there. I wouldn’t say it was an awful day but I wouldn’t recommend people spend their money on it.
    Written 20 August 2023
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    Good afternoon 601abbiel, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback. Were sorry to hear that you did not feel that your experience met your you expectations. We understand that this experience is not for everyone, and so we do try to ensure we have an activity available for everyone. As such, we are grateful for your feedback. In the future, if you consider returning for more, we would be happy to talk you through our options to see which one would work for you. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 26 August 2023
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    Sof
    Shropshire, UK3 contributions
    Aug 2023
    Loved the introduction to the game, the prison officer in character and being in an actual prison was atmospheric. Unfortunately the game itself was quite poor. No spoliers, but do not expect to be excited by many of the elements. I had high hopes for lots of physical prison cliché actions but was very code based. We actually hadn't realised that we had completed the room because the door opening is really inti-climatic. This room has the bones to be amazing but fell short.

    1 officer to assist 8 rooms seemed frugal and we waited quite a while for help with a damaged clue. Happy to have the self guided tour afterwards as this made the visit worth the travel to Shrewsbury.
    Written 19 August 2023
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    Good afternoon supswinsoph, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you did not feel that your experience met your you expectations. We understand that this experience is not for everyone, and so we do try to ensure we have an activity available for everyone. As such, we are grateful for your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that there was only one officer on duty for this date, and we will be sure to look into this for future practices. In the future, if you consider returning for more, we would be happy to talk you through our options to see which one would work for you. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 26 August 2023
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    JLH_242
    Shrewsbury, UK20 contributions
    Firstly, can I just say the prison 'guards' were excellent - always in character, acted the part superbly and were helpful when needed. However, the Escape Room experience itself was poor.
    I appreciate there's only so much you can do in a relatively empty original prison cell, but although we were given the backstory of how we had come to end up incarcerated, and the goal of what we needed to achieve to escape and why, there was very little instruction as to how the room worked, making it difficult to establish any order to solving the clues, or any cohesion between them.
    In asking for assistance we were just asked what clues we thought we'd found, and then subsequently just given the code we needed to get out.
    We 'escaped' not even able to describe how we'd solved the clues, let alone how they'd helped.
    This could be a really great activity if the idea of the actual rooms is developed, but 'as-is' I wouldn't recommend.
    Written 26 November 2023
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    Good morning, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write us a review. We appreciate all feedback as this allows us to provide the appropriate training alongside any changes that need to be made to our products. We are very pleased to hear that our officers were able to make your day a memorable one, remaining in character we feel really adds to the prisoner experience. But we are sorry to here that you did not enjoy your escape room experience. Our officers are always on hand via the intercom to support you in your great escape. It is down to the inmates within the cell to work through clues to reveal the hidden keys which will then lead to your escape. We hope that this experience does not deter you from visiting us in the future, we would love to welcome you back. Perhaps next time you could give our Prison Break experience a go, the worlds largest escape room that requires you to escape the entire prison. And we promise it is as exciting as it sounds!
    Written 30 November 2023
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    Conna B
    1 contribution
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    Cancelled our escape room 1 hour before due to “overbooking”. This quite clearly wasn’t the case upon arrival when a group of 20 hens walked by. They offered for us to come back the following day which was not an option having travelled from Birmingham by train that day and returning later that evening. We still have no refund due to booking through Virgin experience days. AVOID!!
    Written 19 October 2023
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    Good morning connab23, Thank you for reaching out. We are deeply apologetic that this has happened for your experience, and we are working behind the scenes to make sure that this does not affect any further bookings. Once more, we do apologise, as this is not the standard of practice we aim to deliver. We do hope that this does not defer you from visiting in the future. Kind Regards, - Jade
    Written 21 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Claire H
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    An immersive escape from Prison. Absolutely loved it. Great actors and the tasks were challenging but fun. It was very cold inside so wrap up warm. Highly recommend the cakes in the tea room too.
    Written 25 January 2024
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    Julie
    238 contributions
    Great experience for a group with older teens.
    I thought I’d booked just an escape room so when we arrived with around 50 others and had to mingle with actors we were a bit thrown.
    All the staff are in character and it worked out a lot of fun.
    When we did the tasks we were in our own group but it didn’t seem like it was timed as we had to wait to do the gym class.
    When we escaped we found that most of the people in hadn’t escaped in time.
    The competing part of me was a bit annoyed at the wasted time as we could have escaped sooner.
    But the staff get 5stars for effort. And even the moody teenager had to crack a smile after a short while!
    Written 5 September 2023
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    Good afternoon julies_explorations, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to see that you had a wonderful time engaged with our Prison Break experience on Saturday. Prison break can certainly become quite competitive and you don't have to look far to see why. We'll be sure to pass along your feedback as the Prison Break Team should be proud. In the future, if you consider returning for more, we have various additional activities and experiences all accessible through our website, including spending the Night Behind Bars or even a Ghost Tour. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 6 September 2023
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    rebecca w
    redditch42 contributions
    Oct 2023 • Family
    Never done one of these before and it was a half term treat. Really enjoyable. Staff were authentic and the level of challenge was appropriately set.

    Got free entrance into the prison. Not somewhere we’d have probably visited had it not been included with the ticket price but we all found it really interesting, Especially my daughter studying a level criminology. Food in the cafe was great too!! Good value good portion good choice.
    Written 21 November 2023
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    Good afternoon Rebecca, Thank you for your review, and for coming to visit us. Coming to prison has never been so welcoming! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here. We hope that your daughter equally got a lot out of being on-site, given her interest in criminology. We will ensure that your kind words are passed along to the various members of the prison team! In the future, please do come along again as we have a variety of other tours and events for you to choose from! Kind regards, - Louis
    Written 23 November 2023
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    Lisa S
    2 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Business
    Not particularly endeared with the Shrewsbury Prison experience… the lock down room (the hole) we went in….we could NEVER have solved it as the dials in the drawers were in the wrong places before we even went in! nobody had checked! We did solve that fact! But it was too late. So we did not solve it. “Oh is that what’s going wrong with this room” was the message from our lady. She then left several times before coming back with a photo of what it should look like. Oh dear. What a mess. And it was a mess. so no, we did not solve it, as it was a mess before we even got in there.
    Written 27 August 2023
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    Good afternoon F5781FWlisas, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your experience was not up to the standards you were expecting, but we do hope that you at least took a lot from the self tour. We will ensure that your feedback is passed along to the relevant management team. Please rest assured knowing that action is being taken to look into this incident to ensure that it does not occur again. If you would like to get in touch to discuss this further, we can be best contacted through info@shrewsburyprison.com . In the future, we hope you can visit again as this experience does not reflect the typical experience that takes place. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 29 August 2023
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    jhosty
    6 contributions
    Dec 2023 • Family
    We had a fantastic time at The Cell Escape Room. There were 6 of us and so we split into 2 groups of 3 and raced each other to escape! The theming was excellent. We really enjoyed this and loved being able to tour the prison afterwards. Looking forward to returning to do The Hole as well!
    Written 30 December 2023
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    Good morning Jhosty123, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed your Escape Room Experience, and we hope you escaped in time! We will be sure to pass along your feedback to everyone involved, including your Officer! In the future, if you consider returning for more, we have plenty more experiences for you to try, starting with The Hole Escape Room. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 1 January 2024
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    Wendy B
    1 contribution
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    As ex prison officers, we did not expect to enjoy this gift off our daughter. However, it was one of the best experiences!! We did the guided tour followed by the escape room. Our guide‘Graham’ was awesome. He had such good knowledge and was funny as well. A thoroughly great day out!!!
    Written 23 January 2024
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    Good afternoon wendybY8244WA, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your experience on the Guided Tour with Graham as your Guide, and we will be sure to pass along your feedback. In the future, if you consider returning for more, we have plenty more availabilities for you to try. Kind regards, - Jade
    Written 25 January 2024
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