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Shrewsbury Prison Is Hosting World's Largest Escape Game

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Shrewsbury Prison Is Hosting World's Largest Escape Game

A former prison is hosting the world's largest escape game, with 'challenges, puzzles and hidden clues' set among the four-acre grounds.

Shrewsbury Prison in Shropshire opened its doors to inmates back in 1793, but was decommissioned in 2013 as part of cost cutting measures from the Ministry of Justice.

However, now you'll be able to step inside to see if you've got what it takes to escape a real prison, with tickets now on sale for 'Prison Break'.

Credit: Shrewsbury Prison
Credit: Shrewsbury Prison
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The prison's website says: "Are you up for the challenge? You've seen the films, you've seen the TV series, now it's time to put yourself to the test and see if you have what it takes to break out of a real prison in the world's largest escape game. It's an opportunity to test your wits and skills."

Taking place every first and third weekend of the month from 22 May, tickets cost £54 per person for a two-and-a-half hour game.

The 'fully immersive' experience is suitable for people aged 12 and over, although any contestants under 15 must be accompanied by a full paying adult.

Featuring 'real prison officers, real cells in a real prison', the event promises an 'adrenaline filled race to prove your innocence and escape'.

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Credit: Shrewsbury Prison
Credit: Shrewsbury Prison

The website explains: "As you're inducted into prison life, you will confess your crimes and be processed into the prison - 'you no longer have a name just a number'.

"From here you will receive your standard issue orange jumpsuits and escorted to the main wing before being placed into your prison cell.

"Now the game begins, you have to escape your cell and figure out how to get off the landing in a bid to prove your innocence."

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Working alone or in collaboration with others, you must 'devise a way to escape from the prison wing' so that you can 'earn your way to freedom and the right to exit the huge prison gates to the outside world'.

Credit: Shrewsbury Prison
Credit: Shrewsbury Prison

"Two and a half hours of adrenaline pumping fun - the prison is real, the cells are real, the officers are real, the race is on and the clock is ticking," the prison's website adds.

"Will you make it out on time?"

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You can book tickets here.

The prison also hosts a number of other events and attractions, including self-guided tours, laser games and a 'Night Behind Bars' ultimate sleepovers, which gives visitors the rare opportunity to spend 12 hours behind bars at one of the UK's most haunted jails.

Featured Image Credit: Shrewsbury Prison

Topics: UK News, News, Prison

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