Tales Of The Old Gaolhouse - Norfolk

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East of England

Saturday Market Place, Kings Lynn, PE30 5DQ

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

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.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Drama / Performing Arts | English | History | Historical Heritage | Museums

What makes us a great choice?

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.

Group Sizes Catered For

Please contact us with your specific needs.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Please contact Claire Meredith on 01553 774297 for specific details.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Museum yes, Regalia Rooms no.

Risk Assessment Details

Please contact us on the number above for further details.

Education Officer Information

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Pricing Information

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.

Clothing Requirements

No specific clothing is required.

First Aid Information

Please provide your own first aider.

Available Facilities

Gift shop, postcards, books, souvenirs.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Yes we have full disabled facilities.

Opening Hours & Information

Gaol House and 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 and Monday closed.

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