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Clink Prison Museum

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Address: Clink Prison Museum Soho Wharf 1 Clink Street, London SE1 9DG, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7403 0900
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Even fun for 5 year old!

My 5 year old grand daughter unaccountably wanted to go in this museum when she saw it from the outside. I wasn't sure what she would make of it but it was fine. Enough gory... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 5 year old grand daughter unaccountably wanted to go in this museum when she saw it from the outside. I wasn't sure what she would make of it but it was fine. Enough gory things she could understand, and not so big she got bored. Not a long visit but it did hold her attention. Particularly good was the... More 

Thank YvonnebP8158PT
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very mild attraction, it will be fine for younger children, and at £7.50 per person really good place to get out of the rain, and it is good fun as you can pick things up and have a go, good fun

Thank bigalan451
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a charming small London history museum. There's plenty of manacles, balls and chains to get your hands on and lots of informative posters and displays. A good description of the harsh punishment regime in the Medieval ages, without being depressing. The Guide Book (for £2) is particularly good and we really liked the photo at the end -... More 

Thank henk h
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cheap but certainly not cheerful account of prison life from the middle ages to Victorian times. Take your glasses as there is a lot of reading to do and unlike most London attractions you will come out having learnt something! Very well set out and nice friendly staff too. A great way to spend a couple of hours.!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Clink is in a great area as it is easily accessible as you walk along the Thames in the Bankside/Southwark area. There are many other attractions nearby as well as restaurants and pubs. It's a medieval prison where you walk through a chronological order of the stories of real people, and their experiences as well as the devices that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small museum but informative. Worth a visit. It wasn't that busy for a Saturday. Allow an hour to get around but it probably won't take that long.

Thank Michelle C
Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although not actually in the remains of the original prison, it stands on the site where it once was (legend says that the wall nearest to The Golden Hind II is an actual wall from then), it's a real hidden Jen of a place! It looks like it's going to be an attraction like The London Dungeon, but in fact... More 

Thank BermondseyBob
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its expensive even for concessions but I like the little rat that gives the info and all the items from the prison are interesting.

Thank Ethan E
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is a superb little gem. The staff are welcoming and pleasant. Can use Rail Travel tickets discount vouchers. Once inside far bigger than expected. Very well done/laid out. The info is great for all ages. grandson thought it wonderful after being not fussed about going in. Congratulations to the place.

Thank jbtqy10
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see just how dreadful life could be back in Victorian times. Well worth a visit. The lady working there was very helpful and full of local information, thank you

Thank cc21637

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