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Littledean Jail Museum

Church Street, Littledean GL14 3NL, England
+44 1594 826659
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Littledean
Type: Museums
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Firstly, I was expecting to be visiting a jail to learn about the history of Littledean Jail and crime in the Forest of Dean, however it was the total opposite. It was wall to wall with rubbish about celebrities nobody cares about with cuttings from awful tabloids. We get enough of this on a day to day basis on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Some of the reviews are a bit harsh. This an incredible collection. It will be of general interest to many people. Some of the exhibits are very rare. I am interested in inter-war British political history so found the items about Oswald Moseley fascinating. The museum is a bit jumbled up. Not sure about antique marital aids next to fascism.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

My eyes!!!!!!! I wont be going back in a rush although the quadrophenia part was the best and the only normal-ish part I would want to look at!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow, wasn't expecting as much as there is! Believe the warnings on the website, this place is not for kids under 15-16, some very graphic but interesting pictures and items. Easily spent three hours in the place, it would take all day to look through everything and read all the info on the walls. If you like the bizarre and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

In love with this place!!!!!! I am fascinated by serial killers and things like that so this was perfect for me. I have read other reviews slating it for being gruesome and disturbing but there is plenty of warning! I could revisit 10 times and never get bored of this place, fantastic!!!!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

very strange place and not very well layed out,however there are very interesting things to see.fred west boots and shovel,loads of sporting stuff,serial killer autographs and paintaings.too many tabloid cut outs for my liking.amy winehouse blood stained slippers bit odd.easy to find good free parking and excllent price,£8 per adult.would definately visit again,too much to see in one visit.i wouldnt... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

First I read the warning posters , so couldn't be shocked by any items. Found the place very interesting. Loads to look at. Make a good book about how the owner acquired the artefacts .well worth a visit if you are broad minded.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I thought this place was magnificent, an eclectic collection of all things weird and wonderful. Mind blowing at times - yet thought provoking and also poignant. My elderly mother found some of the exhibits distressing, but I reminded her nothing on display had been engineered especially for the museum or simply for the shock value - these things existed, they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I don't really know what I was expecting but this place definitely exceeded expectations! Everywhere you looked there was so much to see that you couldn't possibly see it all. We had looked online so we knew the graphic nature of many exhibits, plus it is clearly sign posted near the door! If you are easily offended or have young... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Children should not be allowed in this museum. Very disturbing items that are shocking and disturbing. nothing to do with heritage.

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