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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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TripAdvisor
  • Took two groups totalling 33 people today to this small but hugely interesting museum. We had a guided tour which lasted jut under an hour filled with facts about the history and background of the pri...  more »
  • visited as part of our trip to london certainly worth a look into the history of the prison. we managed to get a 241 voucher as we travelled by train  more »
  • We visited the Clink after walking around Borough Market. Both the Clink and the market are very close to London Bridge. The museum is fairly small but full of interesting and gory details of the pris...  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.