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An hour in the nick!

We were a family adult group of 4 and we all enjoyed this visit. Very interesting, and good to be... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Tom B
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Interesting

We visited today as it was raining, and wanted indoor things to do! The place is interesting, with... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Lea H
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At first sight, The Tolhouse seems strangely out of place, like a relic of a bygone age stranded amongst the modern streets, houses and offices of Great Yarmouth. When it was built about 800 years ago, it must have looked a grand place, with its...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Great Yarmouth Library Tolhouse Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH, England
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

We were a family adult group of 4 and we all enjoyed this visit. Very interesting, and good to be given examples from the past of crimes and their punishments. The historical references to Great Yarmouth were good. The prison cells really brought home the...More

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timet123, Admin Assistant at Tolhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Many thanks for your feedback and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and insight into the lives of prisoners in the past. Wheelchair access is available but has to be booked in advance as it requires an extra member of staff to...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Typical English early September as it was dull, windy and showery so we were seeking inside interests. As this place had some good feedback we made the effort to visit it. It may be good if you go with children or you are local hence...More

Thank Barbara V
timet123, Admin Assistant at Tolhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, many thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear of your disappointment on visiting the museum. The Tolhouse Gaol is one of our smaller sites in Norfolk Museums Service and recommended visit length is up to 1 hour. We do rely on admission income...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. As did the children - 2 aged 9 and 1 aged 3. Really interesting little place. The cells were everyone’s favourite. Really eerie and chilly. You can get a real sense of the time and place. All the information given is...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The lovely old museum is a little diamond of a place, located fairly close to the town itself, but surrounded by social decline. The lady who greeted us went above and beyond the call of duty, accommodating my children with activity sheets and plenty of...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A most informative picture of Great Yarmouth as it was Basically there is a lot here that you did not know

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Went to visit while on holiday two weeks ago with my husband but was disapointed the building was all locked up .we are going back to great yarmouth in October so hoping it will be open as it looks really interesting keeping my fingers crossed...More

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timet123, Admin Assistant at Tolhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Many thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear of your disappointment at being unable to access the Tolhouse Museum during your recent holiday. Due to funding cuts over the years, we have had to limit the opening dates of the Tolhouse to mainly school...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today as it was raining, and wanted indoor things to do! The place is interesting, with plenty of facts to read on. The gaol cells were good, although I expected the place to be a little bigger. Average entry price, would visit again

Thank Lea H
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The children were really looking forward to visiting the gaol but it was closed dispite it being advertised as open.More

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timet123, Admin Assistant at Tolhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Hello, Many thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that you were unable to access the museum during your visit. Due to funding cuts over the years we have had to limit the opening dates for the museum to school holidays and other special...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

While on holiday in Great Yarmouth my wife and I tried to visit this attraction but found it all locked up .Apparently it's only open during school holidays.It seems that no one except school children are allowed to see inside,not a good advertisement for the...More

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timet123, Admin Assistant at Tolhouse Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hello, Many thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear of your disappointment at being unable to visit the Tolhouse Museum during visit to Great Yarmouth. Due to funding cuts we have had to change the opening dates and hours of the museum over the...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We visited at the end of May and really enjoyed it! Well worth a visit! The cells are actually quite eerie but fascinating at the same time. We actually captured something interesting too on one of our photos we took! We will definitely visit again.

Thank Claire R
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