Witness Early Justice
Discover for yourself the array of punishments used to treat criminals before Inveraray Jail existed.
For petty theft you could have been branded with a hot iron, had your ear nailed to a post or been publicly whipped. And although nagging is not a crime, there were even tongue holders which were used to punish nagging wives.
More serious crimes were punishable by branding with a hot iron which left the victim with a scar that would identify him for the rest of his life.
were commonly used to extract confessions. The screws were slowly tightened, pressing down on the prisoners’ thumbs causing excruciating pain.
Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.
Mr Annison, Derby
Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.
The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!
Great day out for all age groups!
Excellent, what else can I say!
Mrs Bell, Minto
Morning well spent.
Mrs Einstein, Haifa
The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.
I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!
A Captivating Experience!
Mr Burns, Dumfries
The guides were really good. Well done!
Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!
The Harrison Family
My boyfriend seemed very amused at being able to lock me up and even whip me........!
The prison warder was a big hit with the children
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!
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