122 Milton Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO3 6AS
A unique opportunity to be taken on a guided tour of an historic, recently closed prison. The tour of HMP Kingston will take in the following key areas: the Victorian era prison wings, the exercise yard and grounds, the gymnasium, family visits hall, prisoner workshops and the kitchen. The prison was designed in 1874 by a local architect George Rake, and completed in 1877. It is in an unusual and bold Richardsonian Romanesque style, derived from American designs of the time. The key elements are largely still intact, with the only significant extensions being carried out in the 1970s. Fortunately the prison is still set within landscaped grounds both within and outside the walls.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Due to the nature of the tour, which will involve climbing some stairs, not all parts of the tour will be totally accessible to people with restricted mobility. This is a closed prison site. Visitors will be expected to follow the instructions of the guides in order to ensure their personal safety and the safety of others. Sensible shoes should be worn, as the tour will cover some uneven ground.
Max 20 people per tour/event. Due to the nature of the site, the tour is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years. Please not that the whole prison site is designated as a no smoking area. Please note that there is no parking at the site. Please note that there are no functioning toilets at the site.
Date last modified: 13th August 2013 at 09:04