Region: East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DQ

Contact: 01553 774297



Let your imagination run riot as your personal stereo guide takes you through King's Lynn's 1930s police station and into the old cells beyond, where smugglers caught by the revenue men of the Custom House would be thrown.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

You can meet a drunken teddy boy locked up for the night, and hear the true stories of the town's highwaymen, murderers and robbers. You can hear the sounds and smell the smells of prison life two centuries ago, and see how it feels to be locked up in a dank cell or trapped in the stocks in the town's market square.

Your guide describes how 'witches' were identified and punished, and you can hear the crowds shout as one poor woman is captured to be taken to her fate! Enjoy an atmospheric visit with the sounds and smells of prison life two centuries ago at the Old Gaol House.

Visit the Regalia Rooms to marvel at the collection of civic treasures and masterpieces within Lynn Treasures, displaying, the wealth and status that King's Lynn obtained over the centuries Don't miss the spectacular King John I Cup.

A place for all ages to explore and unearth a unique jewel of King's Lynn.

What size groups do they cater for?

Please contact us with your specific needs.

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Please contact Claire Meredith on 01553 774297 for specific details.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Museum yes, Regalia Rooms no.

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Please contact us on the number above for further details.

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Please contact Claire Meredith on 01553 774297 or

What does it cost?

Adults - £3

Concessions - £2.65

Children (5-15 yrs) - £2.15

Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) - £8.00

Free admission for the Regalia Rooms only.

School group price - £1.55 per pupil.

Opening times:

Gaol House & Regalia Rooms

Easter - October, Monday - Saturday open 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm (Including Bank Holidays) Sunday closed.

November - March, Tuesday - Saturday open 10am to 4pm, last admission 3pm (Including Bank Holidays) Sunday & Monday closed.

Is specific clothing required?

No specific clothing is required.

Do you have first aid on site?

Please provide your own first aider.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Gift shop, postcards, books, souvenirs.

Are there disabled facilities?

Yes we have full disabled facilities.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historical Heritage Museums

Curriculum Topics Covered: Drama English History

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December