The oldest prison in England, operating between the 12th and the 18th centuries, Clink Prison Museum is where the slang term "the clink" originates. The museum recreates the life of prisoners through decorated cells and dungeon-like accommodations. Listen for the loud "clink" of the metal doors that gave the prison its nickname. Discover how both men and women were treated over the prison’s long history. Plan my trip to London with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Clink Prison Museum Reviews
Came upon the Clink by accident. Reasonable entry fee and gave a great insight into the life and time of early London. Well worth the money and you can actually touch things so great for the kids. Wel... more »
Lots of gruesome things to read and learn about. The gentleman working there was very helpful and you get a free, downloadable picture at the end. Souvenirs very reasonably priced. more »
Great place off the beaten track. Some fascinating history that you literally get your hands on. Friendly staff who explained things and were great with the children. Can't recommend Clink highly enough...5 stars!
An interesting little museum, smaller than I was expecting but it’s not expensive to get in. On that note however, I bought my tickets in advance from their website thinking it would be at least the same or cheaper than buying on the door. However I was charged 50p per tickets booking fee which actually made it more expensive, and totally unnecessary (I don’t think it gives you any kind of fast track entry, we still had to queue up behind paying visitors). Wasn’t too bothered but it’s something to bear in mind. Staff really friendly and helpful.
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