Official Visitor Website
Back to Attractions Attractions

The Tolhouse Gaol

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

Opening Times
Other Events at The Tolhouse Gaol

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: £4.20
Concession*: £4.00
Child (4-18): £3.60
Family with 1 adult: £11.20
Family with 2 adults: £14.90
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.

Tickets are valid all day, so if you want to explore Great Yarmouth, you can pop in and out of as many times as you want.

There is a discount for groups of 10 or more, please contact us for more information.
More information about group visits

Opening Times

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