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Museum, next open Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017, £3.05-£3.80

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol
What's On 2017
Save up to £6 £1 off full admission price up to a maximum of six people.
Dates valid: 4 January 2017 - 31 October 2017
Redeem this offer: Please quote code to redeem this offer.
Code: WO17
Terms & conditions: Subject to availability. Valid up to a maximum of six people. Not exchangeable for cash. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.


Visit one of the UK's oldest gaols, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of the 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.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 30 Apr - Mon 1 May 2017 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 19 May 2017 Fri 18:00 to 22:00
Sun 28 May - Sun 4 Jun 2017 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 23 Jul - Tue 5 Sep 2017 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 Thu - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 20 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 Mon - Thu 10:00 to 16:00 | Fri 10:00 to 16:00 18:00 to 22:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Tue 31 Oct 2017 Tue 17:00 to 19:00
Mon to Fri 10am-4pm and Sun 10am-4pm during Norfolk school holidays only (closed most Saturdays unless specified otherwise - please check before visiting) plus additional dates/times listed.

Evening opening on:
19 May 2017 (evening 6-10pm) & 27 October 2017 (evening 6-10pm) for Museums at Night events.
31 October 2017 (5-7pm) for Halloween event.


2017 Admission Prices:

Museum Pass holders and under 4's free.

Adult £3.80, Conc £3.60
Young Person (4-16) £3.05, Under 4’s FREE
2 Adults + all children £12.90
1 Adult + all children £9.70
Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £1.00

Discount for groups, telephone 01493 743943 (non schools) 01493 743944 (schools).

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 19 May Museums at Night
Fri 27 Oct Museums at Night


Mr Andrew Smith

01493 858900


Tolhouse Street,
Great Yarmouth,
NR30 2SH


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



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

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