Clink Prison Museum

Clink Prison Museum

1144. The original slammer that gave its name to all the clinks that followed. 600 years of puritans, prostitutes, plotters, priests, heretics and Jesuits, many of them shamed, blamed & even executed in public. The gaolers were bent and took bribes to loosen irons and smuggle in women.

 

Shakespeare’s pal did time here, as you can too, in the museum.

Clink Prison Museum

Art Academy London

Founded by an artist, run by artists, to find new artists. This upstart of an art school is also old school, an atelier of over 50 real world tutor-artists who practice what they preach. Learn from experts who exhibit all over the world. Drop in for an open life short session, send the teens to a Manga masterclass, dive deep into a degree in fine art. Do a Picasso and remain an artist as you grow, how and when you want.

Clink Prison Museum

Golden Hinde

Skippered by Drake (the sailor, not the singer), The Golden Hinde was the first English vessel to circumnavigate the globe. Meet the full size reconstruction. Launched 1973. 100,000 nautical miles under her bow. Star of multiple films and documentaries. Climb aboard for 16th century Europe, uncovering the unsung stories of Diego and Maria and life on the high seas with Elizabethan mariners.

Clink Prison Museum

Kirkaldy’s Testing Works

The Industrial Revolution transformed the world, but engineers found themselves on a crash course in understanding the forces affecting new construction materials. Variable quality in materials had catastrophic results. The collapse of a new railway bridge over the river Dee in 1847 and of the Tay Bridge in 1879 showed the need for engineers to rely on thorough, scrupulous testing. In other words, on Facts, not Opinions. This Victorian innovation space set standards for engineering globally.

 

Take a special tour with the volunteer-engineers. 

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