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Clink Prison Museum

#190 of 1,557 things to do in London
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Address: 1 Clink Street | Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf, London SE1 9DG, England
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+44 20 7403 0900
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:30

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TOOK A GROUP OF 14 TO 18 YR OLDS They thought it interesting lots of hands on items to try , lady was very helpful and great place to have a look around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

TOOK A GROUP OF 14 TO 18 YR OLDS They thought it interesting lots of hands on items to try , lady was very helpful and great place to have a look around

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to visit, not too expensive or take too long. We used the two for one voucher with our travel card so it was approx £13 for 3 of us. Good museum, lots of info to read. It mentions the Crossbones graveyard which is about 5-10 mins away so we visited there after as well. Small gift... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small museum in Southwark and is near to the River Thames. Lots of unusual artifacts on display and this is £7.50 entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter (15) and I visited this museum. We nearly walked on by. There is lots of building work going on around this area. This place is a great little museum with lots of interesting facts. Well worth a visit. To be honest i cant believe we haven't been before At the end there is a free yes free photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've walked past this museum many times on my way home from other days out and finally managed to visit. The Clink museum is a truly fascinating little place. The social history surrounding the Southwark area was eye-opening, I never knew that the prisoners had to pay for the privilege of being locked up!! The stories of the famous (and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little museum. Nearly walked past it due to building work outside. Lots of interesting facts given and the whole family enjoyed it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is a bit of a hidden gem, you wouldn't necessarily come across it if you were just out for a stroll. Depicting all different aspects on the prison meant that It really was really interesting and unusual to visit. It went from punishments and torture, to living conditions and then to information that was relevant to todays society... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's not a big museum, you wont need a lot of time to explore it. It's a comprehensive museum of life in 'The Liberty' in Southwark. A full history of life from the 880s to modern times, and full of interactive bits and pieces - recreation pieces of equipment used in the clink for punishment of it prisoners. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my Grandson to have a look at how bad it was back in the day to be in prison. We found it with ease having travelled from Canary Wharf to London Bridge and then walked from there. The staff were more than friendly which started off the visit very well. The clink is laid out very well with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant gory museum. Real!y informative nice and quiet. We used the 2 for 1 voucher from virgin trains. Would really recommend as a good see.

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