Swinfen Hall prison visiting information

Social visits

Tue: 14:00 - 16:00
Wed: 14:00 - 16:00
Sat: 14:00 - 16:00
Sun: 14:00 - 16:00

Booking online

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is:

- the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting

- their prisoner number

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email. You must bring this with you when you visit.

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, email visitsbooking.westmidlands@noms.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone booking

Bookings can be made between 09:00-18:00 Monday - Friday by telephoning 0300 060 6507. The booking service is closed on Bank Holidays.

Visits can be booked up to 28 days in advance but all visits need to be booked one clear working day in advance.

Additional information: A Visitors Centre is situated opposite the establishment where visitors are met by staff and lockers are available to store personal belongings.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Tues - Thu: 09:30 - 11:30

Booking information: Bookings can be made between 09:00-18:00 by telephoning 0300 060 6507 or via email to: visitsbooking.westmidlands@noms.gsi.gov.uk. The booking service is closed on Bank Holidays.

Additional Information: Actual visits start at 09:30 and cease at 11:30. Last admission for Official Visits is 11:00 leaving a maximum 30 minute meeting.

Prison Voicemail service

Social contacts can exchange voicemails with prisoners through the Prison Voicemail service, which is available at this establishment. Family members or friends sign up online and are given a unique landline phone number which they can call at any time to leave messages. The prisoner dials the same number from within the prison to listen and reply. You can find more information including pricing at www.prisonvoicemail.com.

How to get there:

  • There is no bus service available.
  • The nearest mainline railway station is Lichfield City Station. From here you can take a taxi to Swinfen Hall which is approx. 3 miles from the station.
  • From North East: Turn off M1 at Junction 28 onto A38 (Matlock). Stay on A38 southbound for approx 40 miles. Bear left at roundabout still on A38 (Birmingham) Swinfen Hall signposted on left approx 3/4 mile.

    From North West: Turn off M6 at Junction 12 onto A5 Stay on A5 for approx 14 miles. At Weeford roundabout take A38 (Burton) Swinfen Hall signposted on right approx half a mile.

    From South: Turn off M1 at Junction 19 onto M6. Turn off M6 at Junction 4 onto M42. Turn off M42 at Junction 9 onto A446 for approx 6 miles. Turn left onto A453 and then right onto A38 (Burton). Swinfen Hall signposted on right approx 2 miles.
  • Visitors car parking is available at the front of the establishment.
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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