Prison History Day - Looking Back in time

On Monday 29th August (bank holiday) the Dana Gaol will be taking a trip back in time.

Characters from years gone past will be walking the prison from the Georgian Era of 1793, when the prison was first built through to its closure in March 2013.

Visitors will be able to walk through the site on our self-guided tour and experience first-hand the life and activities these prisoners would have done on a daily basis. Visitors can interact with the prisoners and guards, ask questions and learn more about prison life and its grizzly past.

The day will include a notorious killers tour, which has been designed by the event management students form New College Telford.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet Britain’s most well-known hangman, Albert Pierrepoint and find out about the job that made him such a recognisable figure in history.

Gates open at 11am and close at 6pm. The history day will finish at 4pm, but visitors are welcome to stay within the prison walls till 6pm. The prison cafeteria will be open all day and our Victorian photographer will also be on hand to get some great shots of you and your family.

Tickets are available to purchase online or you can pay at the gate on the day. Tickets are £15 for adults, £9.50 for children (5-15), £13 for students and concessions. There is also a family ticket available at £43.50 (2 adults and 2 children).