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Address: Church Street, Littledean GL14 3NL, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 826659
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A weirdly engaging den of extremism and cheesecake

Less a museum, more one man's personal collection of artefacts and newspaper cuttings connected to extremism, executions, mutated animals, militaria, racism, movie props, mod... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Trystan S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Less a museum, more one man's personal collection of artefacts and newspaper cuttings connected to extremism, executions, mutated animals, militaria, racism, movie props, mod culture and celebrity scandal. That it's housed in an old gaol is irrelevant. The stuff is all over the place in a seemingly random order, punctuated by topless tabloid pics of z-list celebrities that cover every... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I would say it possibly started out as a crime museum but has turned into 'anything controversial' and 'tat'. I would say I'm open minded but really ISIS beheading loved ones and children, these are people or were people and babies! Gross! After that... a 4 legged lamb, 2 faced dog or a stuffed lion have to do with crime?... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Strange place but fascinating, wanted to visit it for many years after seeing it advertised in Scooter Magazine. I was not disappointed but can imagine it would be not to every ones taste. Little Dean itself is a loverly area with great views from the village.

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South Wales, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited with my husband yesterday, I wish I had read about it on Trip Advisor first because I would not then have spent £8 on looking around such a load of old tat!! I was so disappointed,it could have been so much more, such an historic building with a real story to tell. However, the realism was comprised at every... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Visited with a small group of friends after hearing mixed reviews and as I have a interest in crime throughout history, I thought it would be an eye opening experience. Firstly, the jail itself is stunning and the cells have a real sense of history to them: however, this is where the jail history ends and the random crap begins.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went with my wife on the last bank holiday. WOW What a place amazing. Wish it was closer so I could take my older! kids, its not a place for young children, even tho when we went there were lots of young children there....why??? Its an adult museum for adults. Im surprised by some of the negative reviews this place... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We visited expecting to see a jail, in fact this places houses exhibits in relation to crime through the ages, from the Holocaust to Myra Hindley , from military ventures to de,embrittlement culture. It is the most bizarre collection of objects, newspaper cuttings, videos etc that I have ever seen. Make sure you research what It offers before you go... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Took the missus there today for our second anniversary. Absolutely bonkers. It's like someone's prit sticked the walls & chucked a bomb under every copy of the News of the World & Closer ever published. Not sure if the guy who owns it is a bit nuts or needs locking up. But at least Bert Kwok's been there and there's... More 

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited here after seeing the museum on the news, it was well worth the trip, as it was nice to see the jail itself and the exhibits. There was so much to see that if you looked at everything you would be there for hours. There were parts of it that were just newspaper clippings which didn't hold our... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ok the website looks amazing, we expected maybe like it says on the tin a museum of crime and punishment. Instead it is a mismatch of unrelated themes that instead of being divided are all bunched together, like hmm I got a Terminator figure lets stick it somewhere. It has such potential but its like visiting a curio jumble-sale. Please... More 

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