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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Giving this a top rating and then warning people to consider carefully about going there is something of a contradiction - but in this case necessary. From Victorian hand-cranked sex aids to Nazi daggers, from gangsters to celebrities, from the famous to the infamous, this place has it all. Originally an ancient jail, later a police station and finally a... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place to visit if you like the bizarre and the weird world of torture and the past. It is a self funding museum and NOT supported by any government grants and at £8 admission charge it is well worth the money as it took us over 2 1/2 hours to look around it all. It seems... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I would suggest this place is definitely not for the faint hearted and prior to visiting please read the warning on the Littledean Jail website to see if this visit is for you. This has to be one of the most informative places and has built up a wealth of artifax that will enthral, frighten and provoke much thought. This... More

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Dunstable, Beds
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very disappointed. the jail does not contain any real history of the jail itself but a jam packed random assortment of somewhat bizarre and sometimes disturbing memorabilia which was more like a private collection of 'stuff'. Most of it pretty awful and it takes an hour max to see it all. A rip off. Do not, under any circumstances, take... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I knew what I was getting myself into when I visited - I had looked at the website and read all of the reviews. My reason for going was to gather research for an art project, however the place was very interesting (although slightly crazy!) The jail is formed of one main room and other small 'cells' completely covered in... More

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the littledean jail whilst on a short break to the area. Spotted the leaflet in one of the tourists info points and thought we should give it a look. The leaflet does the place no justice whatsoever, Never have I seen so many bizarre, cringeworthy, and also thought provoking displays. The museum is only small, yet houses over 30,000... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had read the trip advisor reviews and was intrigued enough to want to visit. I wish I hadn't. It was expensive, about £15 for us both. Each room was dedicated to a theme, of sorts. Mostly depicted by newspaper clippings. This made it very difficult and tedious to read through. Famous people and their 'misdemeanours' abounded which whilst appealling... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Not for the faint-hearted and certainly not for kids. They have clear notices and warnings all over the place as clear as daylight. This is not a place to visit if you are offended by History or if you want to pretend that it doesn't exist. Sadly these are the facts of life.... You have been warned. I found Littledean... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This museum is fun, quirky and disturbing! Lots to look at and enjoy, we were in there for about 2 hours.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visit to Liitledean Prison is well worth a visit. It is a collection of oddments of crime, penal institution, war and the military. A very good collection of 60s- 70s pop memorabilia. Takes about 2-2 half hours to see all the exhibits. I would say that it is a very odd collection which some people might find offensive. Not suitable... More

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