The Jail's Story
Inveraray Jail has a rich history behind it. Since its opening to the public as a living museum in 1989, visitors can step back in time to see for themselves the impressive courthouse where actual court cases are re-enacted from historical records.
They can also share in the courtroom drama with accurate models dressed in authentic costumes sitting lifelike on the court's public and jury benches, and, of course, the Judge himself.
It's the next best thing to time travel!
You can also explore the old prison
, the new prison
, and get locked up in the rebuilt Airing Yards
. Find out about jail history
, discover your roots in our prison records
, and learn about life in jail
and the infamous prison escapes
Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.
My boyfriend seemed very amused at being able to lock me up and even whip me........!
Excellent, what else can I say!
Mrs Bell, Minto
The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!
It was very good. I especially liked trying out the hammock and the whipping table!
The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.
Morning well spent.
Mrs Einstein, Haifa
Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.
Mr Annison, Derby
Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!
The Harrison Family
I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!
Great day out for all age groups!
The guides were really good. Well done!
Very well done - especially female prisoner. Would recommend this to anyone!
The prison warder was a big hit with the children
A Captivating Experience!
Mr Burns, Dumfries
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