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Museum, next open Sun 29 May - Sun 5 Jun 2016, £3-£3.70

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Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Tolhouse Museum & Gaol

Contact

Mr Andrew Smith

01493 858900

Address

Tolhouse Street,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR30 2SH

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 8 - Sun 11 Sep Heritage Open Days

Details

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.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 29 May - Sun 5 Jun 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 10 Jun 2016 Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 12 Jun 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 17 Jun 2016 Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 19 Jun 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 24 Jun 2016 Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 26 Jun 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 1 Jul 2016 Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 3 Jul 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 8 Jul 2016
Sun 10 Jul 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Fri 15 Jul 2016 Fri 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 17 Jul 2016 Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 21 Jul - Sun 4 Sep 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Thu 8 - Sun 11 Sep 2016 Thu - Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Sun 23 - Sun 30 Oct 2016 Mon - Fri 10:00 to 16:00 | Sun 10:00 to 16:00
2016:
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:
13 May 2016 (evening 6-10pm) & 28 October 2016 (evening 6-10pm) for Museums at Night events.
31 October 2016 (5-7pm) for Halloween event.

Prices

2016 Admission Prices:

Museum Pass holders and under 4s free.

Adult £3.70, Conc £3.50
Young Person (4-18) £3.00, Under 4’s FREE
2 Adults + all children £12.60
1 Adult + all children £9.40
Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing) £1.00

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

Facilities

  • 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
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Location

Directions

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

Parking

  • 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

Entrance

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