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Clink Prison Museum

#190 of 1,530 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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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A visit after a good period of time and clear updating has taken place. Well presented and staff available for tours which we saw with a good sized troupe of children with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A visit after a good period of time and clear updating has taken place. Well presented and staff available for tours which we saw with a good sized troupe of children with a colourful presentation. Even though expressive there was available a lot of actual history with valuable insight in what were difficult times for the people living south of... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like all museums, this one can take 20 minutes or two hours, depending on how much you like to read. It shares some fascinating stories of real criminals and history of the prison after which all our prisons are nicknamed. But is it NOT the actual prison, it is one the original site but it is a ground floor tourist... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After wandering through Borough Market we found the museum and went in for a look . The entrance fee of £7.50 is a bargain for a fun and informative museum ,also the staff are friendly which is also a bonus. Well worth a visit if you have 30 minutes to spare ..

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Prison museum is another that offers a fascinating insight into London's gory past. Well worth a visit in a great area, it shows various exhibits of life and the things were. The kids loved trying out the various implements of torture. We visited with 2 adults and 2 teens and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Great location, with so much... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted to check it out and it was a cool walk down the river. I was actually surprised to find that I enjoyed it. There was some decent history involved in the museum. It was a pretty basic setup and went right into the whole incarnation aspect of the prison. But it gave a very clear understanding of... More 

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cookie little tourist event you must visit, very small and only need one hour to do this but it is a must. Makes a change to get up close to the props and manaquins.. lots of information and history and much fun. Loved visiting here and will do again

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Clink in December 2016 and although from the outside it looks like it will not be very good, once inside we were pleasantly surprised. They have taken a lot of time putting together lots of interesting historical facts and before you leave you even get a free photo! Well priced and defiantly worth a visit when your... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I telephoned first to check we would not have to wait to go in and we didn't! The various implements of torture and the information given brought history to life. Although we had no children with us, we felt the exhibits together with little notes would certainly excite a child's imagination. The only thing missing was the smell but we... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like 8 year olds really liked it, but I found it very much in need of a good refurbishment. Exhibits dusty & neglected.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smaller than what we thought it would be. you are encouraged to touch the exhibits etc and they do give you a free photo/s at the end which you can download on line. We seemed to whiz through it it in about ten min. It cost us about 15 pounds for 2 people so not expensive. I guess you have... More 

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