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The Clink Prison Museum | Tickets and Discounts

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This post will cover how to get tickets for the Clink Prison Museum, how to get there, tours they offer, and discounts to help you save some money. 

 


Overview

The Clink is one of the most notorious and historic prisons in all of London. Dating back to the year 1144, this is actually the oldest prison in all of Britain.

The original site of this prison has since been transformed into a museum.

The Clink Prison Museum is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm, and their last entry time is at 5:30 pm. The museum is only closed on Christmas day.

While you’re at the museum, you’ll hear tales of how the inmates were tortured and what their lives were like in this prison. You’ll also see artefacts from the period in which this prison was active.

Clink Prison

In addition to everything there is to see here, every visitor will also receive a free downloadable photograph of their time at the Clink Prison Museum.

They also offer a Clink Prison History Guide Book which you can use to learn more about the landmark even after you leave.


Tickets

Admission to the Clink Prison Museum is actually very affordable.

That being said, keep in mind that you can save money on tickets by using one of the discounts we will list in the next section.

Prices

  • Adults (16 and up): £8.50
  • Children (under 16): £6.50
  • Concession: £6.50
  • Family (2 Adults + 2 Kids): £24.20

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9 Deals and Discounts at the Clink Prison Museum

This section will provide information about various discounts you can use to save some money on tickets to the Clink Prison Museum.

We will also include details about deals that aren’t currently available but may eventually be offered from various sources.


1. Discount Sites

The Clink Prison Museum has been listed on websites such as Groupon in the past, and it may return or even be added to other similar sites like Discount London in the future.

In addition to the discounts these websites typically offer, to begin with, they also frequently provide extra coupon codes you can use to save another 10% - 20% or more of local activities.


2. Student Discount

University students are eligible for a discount of £2 off with a valid student ID. If you’re in college anyway, you might as well take advantage of this deal!


3. Family Discount

Family tickets provide admission for 2 adults and 2 children, and you can use them to save a total of £5.80 off normal ticket prices.


4. Senior Discount

OAP cardholders (60+) are eligible for the concession price, which is £2 less than the standard cost for tickets.

If you’ve got this card or you are over the age of 60, this should be a good way to save money.


5. Children’s Discount

Children’s tickets are £2 less than an adult ticket. If you can’t take advantage of the family discount, this is another way to get a good deal.


6. Tourist Pass

Although the Clink Prison Museum is not currently on any London tourist passes, it could easily be added to one or all of them at some point in the near future.

Please check our post about London tourist pass options to learn more about how these services can save you a lot of money.


7. AAA Discount

There aren’t currently any discounts offered by AAA, but they might offer cheaper tickets at some point in the future.

We recommend checking your account to make sure before purchasing tickets.


8. Military Discount

Unfortunately, the Clink Prison Museum does not yet provide discounts for members of the military, but this could change in the future.


9. Group Rates

There aren’t any special group rates offered for large groups of visitors to the Clink Prison Museum.

That said, if you contact them in advance, they’ll let you know if you can get a better price on tickets.

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Tours and Ghost Hunts

In addition to visiting the museum, you can also take a tour or even go on a ghost hunt at the Clink Prison. This section will detail each of the tour options available.

Tickets are £7 for guided tours and £4 for self-guided tours. These services are only available to groups of at least 10 and fewer than 25 visitors.


Keystage 2-3

This guided tour covers the history of Clink Prison and a description of how hands-on devices were used when the prison was still active.

Keystage 2-3 is more of an introductory tour, providing an interactive learning experience that covers a variety of subjects including the role of religion in the prison, and how society viewed prisoners at the time.

Keystage 4

This tour provides a deeper dive into the history of Clink Prison, including more significant discussions of religion, society, and how geography played a role in the most prominent locations of crime during the time when this prison was active.

Higher Education

Since these tours are aimed at adults and older visitors, you can expect to learn some of the more challenging details about the history of Clink Prison.


Ghost Hunt

This experience is not for the faint of heart. As one of the oldest locations in London, Clink Prison is also reportedly one of the most haunted sites in the entire city.

The tour company Haunted Happenings works with the Clink Prison Museum to take guests on a ghost hunt. Visitors will experience vigils, seances, and other activities throughout the night.

This service isn’t frequently available, so you’ll have to keep checking back on the Clink Prison website to find out when they next plan to offer this opportunity.


How to Get There

The Clink Prison Museum is located at 1 Clink Street in London, roughly halfway between the London Bridge and the Southwark Bridge. 

Map to the Clink Prison Museum. Source: Google Maps.

The closest Tube Station is London Bridge, and the closest parking is an NCP Car Park on Kipling Street.

You can also use the MBNA Thames Clippers to stop at Bankside Pier, which is less than 10 minutes from the Clink Prison Museum.

Use this map to get directions to and from Clink Prison.

About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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