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Clink Prison Museum

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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 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:30

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Worst than a horror movie.

The place is scary. Not many visitor even is on Saturday. But it provides a good detailed description about life of prisoners. Some tools, chairs, knife, chain, manacle can... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The place is scary. Not many visitor even is on Saturday. But it provides a good detailed description about life of prisoners. Some tools, chairs, knife, chain, manacle can still be seen. A well worth of visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is great with kids, especially if they're interested in jails and dungeons and torture instruments. really hands on, only take 60 - 90 minutes and right by London Bridge in the middle of London. I would really recommend this place and a fraction of the price of most London attractions.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very near the Globe Theatre and well worth a look. £15 for myself and my teenage daughter. Just enough information for both of us. She was interested in the gory details and read a number of the signs and information boards which is unusual for her in a museum. I found the social history side of it very interesting indeed.... More 

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Thank Myles H
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was good to read about the history of the prison and how medieval punishment was carried out although there is only one wall left inside that is original (I'm not entirely convinced that the blue plaque is a genuine one either). Compared to the London Dungeon this is poles behind in relation to the gory history and a lot... More 

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Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in London what a fab day the clink prison was great I loved learning all about the history of the clink the gruesome tourture that went on which was all on display well worth the money even a free photo at the end

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun thing to do with our kids aged 4 and 7. We were worried it would be too gory or scary but it's well lit and no one jumps out at you so it was fine in that respect! It's not too long so as to be boring and the content is informative and educational. Fun family... More 

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Thank Anna V
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I learned a lot and it was cool to see the torture instruments up close. Good for rainy days. There were a lot of info graphics and some of them were for kids but personally I feel like torture instruments and imagining how people have been suffering isn't the best thing to do with kids when you're in London, there's... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second visit my husband, son and myself have visited this great place. It's really reasonable £18 for a family ticket and the lovely lady on the desk is very helpful and friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time. Kids enjoyed playing with all the scary torture things. Great value for money. Free photo at the end - what a great idea!!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for young and old. Grandchildren loved all aspects and especially finding the rats! Can't fault the staff so friendly and welcoming and made it all such fun as well as interesting.

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