The Clink Prison

The Clink Prison
The Clink Prison, 1 Clink Street, London
020 7403 0900
Region or country
England (London)

The Clink Prison dates back to 1144 making it one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons. Positioned in the heart of modern-day Southwark and built on the original site, The Clink Prison Museum presents the scandalous truth of Old Bankside through a hands-on educational experience. There are opportunities to view archaeological artefacts, experience the sights, sounds and smells of the prison, handle torture devices, and to view and hear all about the tales of torment and many misfortunes of the inmates of the infamous Clink Prison.

What can be found at the venue?
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
The Clink was the most notorious medieval prison in London and is today the oldest prison in Britain
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The Clink is open all year round; 7 days a week; from 10.00 to 18.00; closed on Christmas Day
Entrance fee: Adults £8.00; children under 16 £6.00; concessions £6.00; families £23

The Clink Prison Museum is a research museum furthering the understanding and heritage of The Clink Prison Museum site as well as the overall subject area of prisons, crime and punishment.
Available services or facilities
Shop, Toilets
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
The museum is NOT wheelchair accessible.
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