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The Tolhouse Gaol

Discover the fates of thieves, smugglers and murderers in this 12th century gaol.

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Visit one of the UK’s oldest gaols, 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 as you stroll through this atmospheric museum.


Adult: £4.80
Concession*: £4.60
Child (4-18): £4.20
Adult in family group (must be accompanied by a child aged 4-18) £4.40
Twilight Ticket (1 hour before closing): £1.50

*Concessions: over 65s, people with disabilities, students
Museums Pass holders and children under 4 free.
Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free of charge.

Opening Times

Tolhouse Gaol is open on selected dates throughout the year. Please visit the museum website for more information.