The Tolhouse Gaol

The Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Street
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2SH

+44 (0)1493 858900
Tollhouse Gaol website

A story of crime and punishment

Take a journey through crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth in one of England’s oldest prisons. Learn of the fates of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers. Hear both gaoler and prisoners tell their stories of transportation, incarceration and execution. There are plenty of hands-on activities for children and the basement prison cells are genuinely chilling. Plus find out about the early history of this 12th Century medieval former merchant’s house which became one of Yarmouth’s most important civic buildings.

Recommended length of visit: 1 hour

Visit their website for information about opening times, admission prices and facilities.