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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Group Visits, £3.30


Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol


The Tolhouse in Great Yarmouth, is pleased to welcome visiting groups and provides a range of group friendly rates/incentives to enhance your visit.

The Tolhouse is one of the oldest gaols in the country, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here. Use the free audio guide to hear the gaoler and his prisoners describe their experiences.

Group rates and facilities are available, pre-booking required, please telephone Pat O'Grady on 01493 743943

Coach park: Beach Coach Station

Drop off: Community Library Car Park

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed


Group rates and facilities are available, pre-booking required, please telephone Pat O'Grady on 01493 743943

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Mon 31 Oct Halloween at the Tolhouse


Tolhouse Street,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2SH



See location of The Tolhouse Gaol on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TG 524072  Lat: 52.60430 Long: 1.72743

By Road:
From the A47 : At Vauxhall roundabout take 2nd exit. At next roundabout take 3rd exit and follow signs for Historic South Quay.

Pay & display parking available nearby.

Parking: with charge


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 12
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit