Tolhouse Gaol

Tolhouse Gaol
The Tolhouse, Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
NR30 2SH
01603 493625
Region or country
England (East)

A 12th Century medieval merchant’s house, which was then transformed into a prison and courthouse. Since the 1880s, the building has housed a museum and today it tells the story of the building and of crime and punishment in Great Yarmouth through the ages.

What can be found at the venue?
Historic building or site
Significant collections relating to regional crime and punishment organisation or to a particular individual
Historic gaol and courthouse
Does the venue have an online collections catalogue?
Details of opening for public access and / or research services
The museum closes during the winter, reopening at Easter.

Entrance fee: Free admission to museum with a Norfolk Museums Pass; otherwise: Adult: £4.60; family discount adult: £4.20 (available with a paid child ticket); concession: £4.40; Child (age 4-18): £4; child under 4: Free; twilight ticket (one hour before closing): £2
Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
There are a lot of steps and uneven floor surfaces in this historic building. Access for people with mobility issues and wheelchairs is possible but has to be booked in advance, due to an extra member of staff needing to be present to operate the lift.

There are no toilet facilities in the Tolhouse Gaol - there are some in Great Yarmouth Library next door; there is restricted on-street parking close to the museum and several well signposted car parks nearby
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