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“A bit twee but lots of information”

Clink Prison Museum
Ranked #188 of 1,695 things to do in London
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

At just £7 the CLINK museum was a cheap way to kill an hour on the South bank. Compared to some of the latest multimedia shows it's a bit tame - quite a lot of tired manikins and flashing lights. That aside, there is a lot of interesting info on display, but this will be best enjoyed by those that are 'fact junkies', since it is mostly displayed on wordy reading boards. I wouldn't have been too happy taking my kids in there when they were young - the attraction has tried to get some attention from smaller kids by using a themed 'rat' character - I get the idea, but the subject matter is of debatable suitability for younger minds. Should we be giving smaller kids detailed descriptions of torture and execution? - I'm not too sure, but each to their own ..... I liked the CLINK but some may find the experience under-whelming

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We had read about the Clink Prison and decided to visit whilst we was in London. It is shocking to see what methods of torture were used all those years ago but very interesting, it is a small museum but definitely worth a look if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

great! lots of info provided, great displays; it actually gives you the feeling of the horrible atmosphere in there.

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Well, this is a classic tourist rip-off. Just a small basement area with some uninspiring static displays, mock-ups and graphics. Totally over-priced, my 11 year old summed it up with the review "they're having a laugh aren't they Dad?" yes dear child - they certainly are :-(
Go see the Tower of London or the excellent "London Dungeon" instead.

Thank mercbenzfan_13
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is an awesome museum - with hands-on exhibits to entertain the kids. Well run and entertaining insight into London life.

Thank MinkySloane
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