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The Clink Prison Museum, London

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The oldest prison in England, operating between the 12th and the 18th centuries, The 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. Put The Clink Prison Museum into our London vacation route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Like all museums, this one can take 20 minutes or two hours, depending on how much you like to read. It shares some fascinating stories of real criminals and history of the prison after which all our ...  more »
  • The clink prison Museum shows the life of prisoners apparently in the middle ages. The Museum stands on the site in the prison stood by 1144-1780. In the individual rooms is reported to hand real examples on the various prisoners in the form of information boards. Finds from excavations, appear additionally. Also historical torture instruments may be besichtichtigt. The entrance fee is cheap for London. In this museum is the 2 for 1 admission coupon of to companies (E.g. Stansted Express).
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  • After wandering through Borough Market we found the museum and went in for a look . The entrance fee of £7.50 is a bargain for a fun and informative museum ,also the staff are friendly which is also a...  more »
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  • I don't like walking through museums for hours and that's exactly why I liked this one. If you read everything and look around for a bit you will spend about an hour in here. I thought it was quite interesting and not too scary. Only went in there because we were walking last it and thought : why not? But I'm glad I went in to have a look around.
  • this meuseum is the scariest thing ever. Many people died here and the ouija board is scary as hell. I dont recommend this for all.
  • It is really small, so if you make a "follow-through" you will be out like in 2 minutes and you will feel you have wasted your money. In my case, I took my time, read each and every poster, took 100 photos, and really enjoyed it for half an hour. I have gone twice (the second time with my brother). This is not for everybody, but I do think it is quite good museum.
  • A artificial prison museum. It is nice if you have seen everything else or like esp. ancient torture methods
  • Interesting and well presented exhibition with friendly staff and some facts that were new to me.