Presented in association with the National Trust

Tours of Reading Gaol

Venue: HM Prison Reading (Directions)

Fri 9 Sep to Sat 29 Oct
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Guided one-hour walking tours of Reading Prison, focusing on its Victorian architecture

Fridays and Saturdays from 9 September – 29 October
Fridays: 12noon and 2pm
Saturdays: 12noon, 2pm, 4pm

The dark history of Victorian prison life will be revealed to visitors on the guided tours, presented by the National Trust, which will tell the history of the gaol and the penal regime of the Separate System. Visitors will arrive at the main prison gate before being led into the austere interior of the prison, exploring its corridors and cells as well as the former chapel. A highlight will be the visit to Wilde’s cell where his penultimate work, De Profundis, was written and which inspired his famous Ballad of Reading Gaol.

 

Ticket information

Tickets: £12 adults, £10 concessions £10 Under 18s
Ticket includes entry to the exhibition after the tour

Venue info

HM Prison Reading

Reading Prison is located on Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3HY. There are public car parks nearby and Forbury Road is served by orange buses 13 and 14.  Reading station is a five-minute walk from the prison and trains run from London Paddington every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
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Contact: 0118 9606060

Box office opening times:
 

Venue info

HM Prison Reading

Reading Prison is located on Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3HY. There are public car parks nearby and Forbury Road is served by orange buses 13 and 14.  Reading station is a five-minute walk from the prison and trains run from London Paddington every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
 

View on a map

Contact: 0118 9606060

Box office opening times:
 

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