Sample the Punishments
Discover for yourself some of the punishments used on prisoners at Inveraray Jail.
Have a go at turning the Crank Machine, a form of useless labour. Male prisoners had to turn the handle 14,400 times a day! The warder could make the task harder by tightening a screw, giving meaning to the slang word for prison warder, screw.
Try out on the Whipping Table, but make sure you know who is holding the birch! Whipping was punishment for boys and was meant to be ‘sufficiently severe to cause a repetition of it to be dreaded’.
Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.
Mr Annison, Derby
It was very good. I especially liked trying out the hammock and the whipping table!
Very well done - especially female prisoner. Would recommend this to anyone!
The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.
Excellent, what else can I say!
Mrs Bell, Minto
The prison warder was a big hit with the children
A Captivating Experience!
Mr Burns, Dumfries
Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!
The Harrison Family
Morning well spent.
Mrs Einstein, Haifa
The guides were really good. Well done!
I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!
My boyfriend seemed very amused at being able to lock me up and even whip me........!
Great day out for all age groups!
Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.
The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!
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