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The Clink Prison Museum, London: 20 reviews and 52 photos
For £5 entry for adults, this museum treats the visitor to a wealth of historical data relating to the various prisons which were found in Southwark from the 13th century - 17th century.
The punishments and general treatment of prisoners who were incarcerated in these stinking hell holes defies description. Treatment of women was particularly heinous. I heard American tourists muttering "sadists" under their breath, and to be honest, what you see and read here is quite frankly almost too horrific to be believed. Why they were so unnecessarily cruel to their fellow human beings for the most minor misdemeanours is unfathomable.
There are various re-constructed iron instruments of torture that the visitor can pick up, or try on... and thank god they live today in our post-modern, tolerant and charitable society.
The Clink Prison Museum is situated in the cellars underneath the Bishop of Winchester's Palace.
Address: Clink Street
Directions: London Bridge Station
Phone: +44 20 7403 0900
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