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Clink Prison Museum

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Clink Prison Museum

KidRated’s Clink Prison Museum Top Tips:

  • Best for kids & teens: Explore the eerie past and learn the scandalous truth about Bankside
  • Best for parents: Perfect for a spare hour on a rainy day
  • Top tip: Not for the faint-hearted!

Step back in time and uncover the secrets of London’s dark past at The Clink Prison Museum—an adventure that’s both spooky and enlightening for families!


Nestled in the heart of Southwark, this museum transports you to the Medieval era, where you’ll explore one of the oldest and most notorious prisons in history. From dastardly criminals to scandalous activities, The Clink has seen it all, and now it’s your turn to delve into its murky past.


Get hands-on with history as you handle archaeological artefacts and even test out some medieval torture devices—just be glad you’re not on the receiving end!


But beware—the eerie atmosphere doesn’t end there. Rumour has it that The Clink is haunted by restless spirits, making it a hotspot for paranormal activity. Join nightly vigils or team up with ghost-hunting experts to uncover the truth behind the ghostly tales—if you dare!


While The Clink may sound like a spine-tingling adventure, it’s also a fantastic educational experience for young history buffs. Whether they’re studying the Medieval or Tudor periods in school or simply curious about London’s past, The Clink offers a fascinating journey through time that’ll leave them craving more knowledge.

Booking Advice:

  • No need to book in advance
  • Family tickets are discounted
  • Guided tours are also available
  • History buffs may also enjoy the nearby Golden Hinde and Globe Theatre



1 Clink St

Phone number:

+44 (0)20 7403 0900


Opening hours:

10am-6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

How to get there:

Nearest tube: London Bridge

Teen Verdict

Family days out, attractions and things to do in London and beyond for kids, older kids and teenagers rated by kids and teens with KidRated


I didn’t really know what I was in for going to the Clink but I was really impressed in the end. I love history and a good spooky story so it was an amazing combination of the two. I got to see real artefacts from the prison (which were definitely quite freaky). I’d say as a teenager, if you’re a fan of Buzzfeed Unsolved and Netflix crime docs then this is a great place to visit for that kind of vibe. Super dark history!

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    Really brilliant spot for slightly older kids. They love a bit of spooky history, can also take a short walk over to Shakespears Globe to finish off the day.

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