Clink Prison Museum

Clink Prison Museum
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Clink Prison Museum address and telephone

Clink Prison Museum is located at: 1 Clink Street, Southwark,
London SE1 9DG
You can contact Clink Prison Museum on Work +44 (0) 207 403 0900
The Clink Prison Museum website can be visited at

Clink Prison Museum opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Clink Prison Museum is open to the public from: 10 AM to 9 PM (Mon-Sun, Jul-Sep); 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Fri, Oct-Jun); 10 AM to 7.30 PM (Sat-Sun, Oct-Jun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Time required:
A typical visit to Clink Prison Museum lasts 30-45 mins (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for Clink Prison Museum is: Adult price £7.50; Child cost £5.50 (under-16); Family ticket £18.00
Visiting hours and admission charges are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm entrance fees and whether it’s open to visitors before booking tickets and making plans to visit Clink Prison Museum

How to get to Clink Prison Museum

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The prison which gave its name to the slang – being in the Clink means being in jail – gained its own name from the clanking chains which bound the inmates.

The Clink Prison housed an assortment debtors, clerics, prostitutes and heretics from Bankside and beyond, and now houses an interesting museum.

History of the Clink Prison

The Clink was built in the 12th-century and remained a fully working jail up until the Gordon Riots of 1780, when it was burnt to the ground by angry locals.

Trouble flared when Lord George Gordon led a procession to the Houses of Parliament to rail against the Lord North’s relaxation of anti-Catholic laws. The crowd soon became boisterous and started looting Catholic chapels. This encouraged every lowlife in the city to descend on Westminster to rape, burn and pillage the town.

A week-long riot followed which spread across the capital, during which time the Bank of England was held up with muskets, and the Clink was burnt to the ground.

By the time the Government had restored some kind of order 285 people had been killed, and 25 more were hanged. Gordon himself was acquitted of high treason, as he never planned the event.


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