Holloway Prison closed in June 2016. It first opened in 1852 and imprisoned thousands of women 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. Many well-known prisoners passed through its doors. The story of women behind bars has long held the public imagination. 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.