Clink Prison Museum

Step inside a recreation of the world's most notorious medieval prison. Enjoy a hands-on experience of torture devices and explore a day in the life of a medieval prisoner.


Step inside the world's most notorious medieval prison at the Clink Prison Museum, situated on the site of the original Clink Prison. Enjoy a hands-on experience of torture devices and explore a day in the life of a medieval prisoner.

What is there to see at the museum?

See displays of written and art history, which describe the prison and the incredible historical events that took place in Bankside  including plots against the crown and the Mayflower.

The scandalous past of this notorious prison, which dates back to 1144, is told through recorded audio stories, themed rooms and replica artefacts, including gory torture tools.

Don't miss a chance to snap a photograph behind the bars in a dedicated booth to remember your visit! 

Where is the Clink Prison Museum?

The Clink Prison Museum is at 1 Clink Street, in Bankside.

How can I get there?

The closest Tube and Rail station is London Bridge, which serves Jubilee and Northern Underground lines and mainline rail services to south-east England. 

Or, arrive in style aboard an Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, which stops at Bankside Pier every 20-30 minutes. The museum is only 10 minutes' walk from the pier.

How long is my visit?

You're advised to allow one hour and 15 minutes for your visit.

How much are the tickets?

Adult tickets cost £8 each, while child, senior and student tickets cost £6. 

Where can I book the tickets?

Buy tickets for the Clink Prison Museum online*

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Prices and opening times

Child Ticket From £6.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £8.00 per ticket

Educational groups are encouraged. Please phone for educational rates.

Opening Times

July to September:

Daily 10am-9pm.

October to June:

Monday – Friday 10am-6pm.

Saturday – Sunday: 10am-6pm.

Closed on 25 December. Group booking discounts available.

Venue Details & Map

Clink Prison Museum

1 Clink Street
+44 (0)20 7403 0900
Public transport:
Tube/Rail: London Bridge

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Steps within building
Access into the Building
Steps with handrails to entrance

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