Experience prison life at Oxford Castle

Date Posted: 15/08/2013

Oxford Castle Unlocked is offering school groups the opportunity to discover more of prison life than ever before with its new living history experience set in the Georgian prison wing.

Pupils will encounter characters from throughout the historic building’s 1,000 year history.

Entry to the prison wing is included in the admission price.

A new relationship with Ardmore Language School, has seen the school take over one and a half thousand pupils to the attraction throughout July.

David Bush, operations manager at The Ardmore Group commented: “Oxford Castle Unlocked provides students with an insight into what life was like in historic England. The interactive setup of the castle encourages students to practice their English whilst capturing their imagination and developing their passion for learning.”

Oxford Castle Unlocked is a 1,000-year old castle, which was also used as a place of incarceration for over 800 years. School trips can take in the Saxon stone-built St. George’s Tower, the crypt, the preserved prison wing and the archaic man-made mound, offering views of Oxford.

For further school trip information visit www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk.

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