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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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We visited Clink on a 2for1 ticket via Groupon, it was recommended to us when we turned up and saved us £7.50. This is quite a interesting hands on museum where you can touch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kaz B
Calne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was looking forward to this but could not of been more disappointed , expensive to go in , models didn't look anything like real and were in poor state , very little inside to see as well and its very small you could get round the whole place in 15 mins

Thank Bartholomew S
Calne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Clink on a 2for1 ticket via Groupon, it was recommended to us when we turned up and saved us £7.50. This is quite a interesting hands on museum where you can touch torture equipment etc. There are a lot of boards dotted around which provide the history of some of the inmates and the prison. There are mannequins... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to revisit the Clink as first time round a couple of year back was so good. You need to take your time and read the boards as you walk round, it's really quite shocking. The lady on the counter was great and also a bonus that the photo at the end was free for a charge for a change.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited prior to a Cub Scout trip in order to ensure the suitability of the visit. The staff were extremely helpful and did their best to give us as much information as they could in order to make the young people's visit exciting, including pointing out the photo opportunity, the multimedia screens and there are very few exhibits that... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited in September 2016 and had a great experience at this well maintained and "real" location. The history of a dark part of London came to life for us. It is an excellent experience for anyone who has an interest in this topic. From the minute we entered the staff was friendly and all that we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for around an hour. it was quite quiet to begin with but got busier. You walk around at your leisure and the signs on the wall are very informative. you also get to handle things and the displays are very good. We learnt loads. The only disappointing thing was at the end you get your picture taken but... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

l took some friends to the Clink as l always do when l entertain in London, obviously they are not as astute at bargain hunting as our American friend because they loved it. You can get around the Museum quickly if you are a speed reader but l like to feel the atmosphere of being on the site of the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I greatly enjoy museums and historical walk abouts. I tried this location out given its positioning among other tourist destinations. While it is interesting, it's not on par compared to free museums you can visit throughout London and receive so much more in the ways of knowledge and information. I paid 7.50 pounds for a ticket and it took me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Clink Prison museum trades in a creepy ambiance to evoke the unbelievably grim conditions of the famous prison that housed many criminals, as well as political prisoners, religious objectors, debtors, and unfortunate people caught in misunderstandings, in London starting in the Middle Ages. A number of artifacts from archaeological excursions in the area show the metal and ceramic craftsmanship... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter suggested this museum as she knows my love of history and it was fascinating we all really enjoyed it. It is not big but is crammed with information, exhibits and when we were there a guide moving around expanding on what was on show. We visited on a Saturday and it was not too busy so there was... More 

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