Travel to the Middle Ages in London and discover the ancient prison, The Clink. Dark stories, torture tools and cells full of chilling memories await you inside the museum.
Clink Prison Museum
The haunting sounds of shackles and calls for freedom from the starving inmates can still be heard. Many years have passed since the oldest prison in the United Kingdom closed its doors, but its history is still remembered in the Clink Prison Museum.
This prison was originally built in 1144, along the south bank of the River Thames, as the residence of Henry of Blois, Bishop of Winchester and brother to King Stephen. Debtors, prostitutes, heretics and crooks passed through the doors of the Clink, which served the area of the Liberty of the Clink from 1151 until it was burnt down in 1780.
With your ticket to The Clink Prison, you can freely wander around the building. You'll discover the objects and tools used for torture in the prison.
During your visit, you'll also have the opportunity to have your photo taken in one of the cells or where you would most like.
The Clink Prison opening times change depending on the season. You should bear in mind that the final entry is half an hour before closing time.
- July to September: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
- October to June:
- Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 7:30 pm.
Over 65 years oldUS$ 7.40
Children between 5 and 16 years oldUS$ 7.40
Children under 5 years oldFree
Families (2 adults + 2 children)US$ 28.30
Entry to The Clink Prison.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in London).
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
The Clink Prison