Holloway Prison closed in June 2016. It first opened in 1852 and thousands of women were imprisoned there over its history. This website tells the story of the prison through the voices of those who lived and worked there.
Holloway Prison was a famous place. The story of women behind bars has long held the public imagination and many well-known prisoners have passed through Holloway’s doors. Following the closure, the Echoes of Holloway Prison project collected hidden stories from behind the walls. This website features voices, objects and photographs which together reflect a different story than is often told about women in prison. Echoes of Holloway Prison was a National Lottery Heritage Fund-funded project run by Islington Museum from February 2018 to June 2019.