Experience the life of a prisoner at Oxford Castle Unlocked

Date Posted: 04/12/2013

Teachers arranging a school visit to Oxford Castle Unlocked next year can introduce their pupils to being incarcerated as part of the Continuum Attractions’ latest new exhibit.

Opening in February, the new police exhibit will be a permanent addition to the castle, which has been a site of incarceration since the 13th century.

The addition will feature a collection of artefacts donated by former Oxford police officer Phillip Haynes, including a selection of police memorabilia, ranging from police badges right through to truncheons and handcuffs.

The exhibit will also complement a series of events following the life of a prisoner, which will run during 2014. Spanning crimes and capture and moving on to trials, sentencing and escape, the series will culminate in October with an execution.

School groups can take a 40-minute guided tour of the castle with a costumed character from the castle’s history, exploring the Saxon stone-built St. George’s Tower, the atmospheric crypt, the preserved prison wing and the archaic man-made mound.

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

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