The Clink

March 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm | Posted in General, London, Out and About, Tourism, Travel, UK | Leave a comment
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I’d been warned by two friends that the Clink Prison Museum wasn’t worth it and I should have listened. The museum basically covers the history of the site as a prison from debtors and political prisoners to more standard offenders. It was interesting to see its use at one stage as a women’s only prison and that the Clink came under the jurisdiction of the area’s Bishop – who also licensed local brothels!

Some of the torture implements are also shown in the museum alongside some of the more arcane laws including the alegedly still in force one about shooting the Scottish.

The information boards often have a lot of content but the lighting in the cellar made it a bit of a challenge to read, especially when competing with other people to milling around.

The Clink (2)

Overall the cost (£5), size of the exhibit and time taken to wander through outweighs the value of the content.

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