Beaumaris Gaol

Beaumaris Gaol
Beaumaris Gaol, Steeple Lane, Beaumaris, Anglesey
LL58 8EP
01248 810921
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Exterior of Beaumaris Gaol
Exterior of Beaumaris Gaol, Anglesey

Beaumaris Prison is an accredited museum and is unique in that it retains a treadwheel. It also served as a police station.

The museum provides a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner during the 1800s. Walk along the dimly lit corridors and explore the spartan cells and places of punishment. Visit the condemned cell and experience the darkness of the punishment cell.

In 1862 Richard Rowlands was executed for the murder of his father in law. Rowlands protested his innocence and according to local tradition he put a curse on the clock in the church tower opposite the scaffold. To this day the clock has never kept the right time.

Treadwheel at Beaumaris Gaol
Treadwheel at Beaumaris Gaol

What can be found at the venue?
Collection of artifacts, Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
A treadwheel and stone breaking yard at the back.
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Daily: 10.00 to 17.00
No ticket prices given but you can buy a joint ticket which gives you access to Beaumaris Courthouse.
No information provided on research services;
Available services or facilities
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
There is parking nearby; no information provided on disability access.
Other connected heritage sites, museums or archives
Beaumaris Courthouse; Anglesey Archives.
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