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The Old Prison is Open!

We’re delighted to announce that after almost a year, the Old Prison has reopened to the public. Open daily, the museum and cafe are open 7 days a week from 9 am – 4 pm. 

While we were closed, we upgraded the building with brand new glazing in the cafe and gallery as well as a new kitchen, washrooms and cafe servery. The whole site has been brought up to date, and provides a stunning setting to enjoy your visit to a truly unique heritage site.

But it isn’t just the building that has been transformed. We are now working with The Old Prison Cafe who bring their considerable local expertise from running two other Cotswold Destination cafes to the Old Prison. They have tastefully decorated the cafe with plants and shrubbery and installed comfy sofas and beautful dining furniture to give visitors the perfect spot from which to admire the view of the grassy courtyard and stables housing the Lloyd Baker Collection to the rear.

The museum remains open to all visitors, with the 19th century court room with fitted dock and bench, cells with barred windows and grounds to the rear housing the Lloyd Baker Collection of farm machinery.

We continue to fund raise, with our attention now turning to the museum. We hope to update and transform this part of the site to offer even more for all visitors to learn about the building’s past and provide opporunities for local people to volunteer in the museum.

Interested in hiring the venue for an event, however big or small? Do get in touch: info@friendsofthecotswolds.org