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Littledean Jail Museum

Address: Church Street, Littledean GL14 3NL, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 826659
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We soon realised where there is a sign saying not to ask for refunds at the front of the jail. It made me laugh how there was a sign asking people to politely not swear as there were children around! Doesn't seem to bother them that the walls are filled, and may as well be wallpaper, with sun page 3s,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

After yet another recently fascinating visit to this museum I would like to state this place is in point of fact an Aladdin’s cave of our social history. Like it or not a compilation of atrocities, tragedy, evolution, ephemera, murderabilia, oddities, curiosities and falls from grace of the rich and famous, and is a unique thought provoking and unrivalled private... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This fascinating, controversial collection of Crime Through Time artifacts is quite simply unmissable. It is located in the Victorian prison, Littledean Jail, in the Forest of Dean. I have been a few times and the entry fee was approximately £5 per person. Don't expect any kind of order to the exhibits - every single piece of available wall, floor and... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is definitely not somewhere to bring kids or if you're easily offended. I thought this place was really interesting and full of stuff to look at. This is the first time I have been and the purpose of my visit was for a ghost hunt with friends. Any doubts of an after life existing has now well and truly... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Firstly, as some people who have reviewed Littledean Jail have stated, please do take note of the age restriction on this attraction, this attraction is disturbing. Firstly, this is not a "jail museum", rather a "museum in a jail". A very strange museum it is too, endless fading newspaper cuttings, rooms dedicated to Nazis with items such as concentration camp... More 

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I visited Littledean jail a few week ago and it is not what I expected. If you are wishing to visit an old jail house this is not the place for you. As there are very little of the original features of the prison remaining it is a little misleading to call this attraction a jail museum. That being said... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

stayed a few day's in Stonehouse just out side Stroud and we visited Little dean on 31/10/14 the person behind the counter gave us a warm welcome and explained about the various aspects of the Museum (prison) we spent a good couple of hours looking around and found 99.9 % of the items quite interesting a lot of stuff we... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It has obviously taken years to collect all that's in there, mostly newspaper clippings that were difficult to read even with glasses. The historic stuff was an eye opener, and I like to live and learn. The jail was an amazing place and potentially could have offered more in that it could have contained more horror and less newspaper clippings.... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Was very disappointed with our recent ghost hunt there. I expected more activity but was very minimal indeed. Museum was interesting with lots of strange items. I don't think this place should be used for ghost hunts as its too cluttered and quite dangerous in regards to tripping over items.

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited on the 23rd October. What a place, there really are some fantastic items in the museum. I don't think there is anywhere like this place. But, take heed, you really should not enter this museum if you are easily offended. It is crime though the ages, from the holocaust to the kray twins, all true crimes, so I think... More 

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