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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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This place is a fascinating eclectic mix of both Prison like and all things collectible plus hundreds of stories about infamous ne'erdowells and vagabonds. Also some up to date celebrity stuff that has hit the headlines in recent years. Also don't miss the Quadrophinia part of the museum, a real flirt back in time!! This place is very different and... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What a fantastic idea of putting a museum in a jail really gives it a different feel having to go in and out of cells to see all the different stuff. My husband and I both agreed that it could be better laid out as you can not possibly take it all in. The website is 100% right if you... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very interesting museum and very unique, but could do better with the layout. There is way too much information, it would take days, if not months, to read it all. And it didn't always appear to be in any particular order. Some rooms had specific themes, but then others were completely random. To me the layout spoilt some of... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited 21st September 2014. This museum is a Aladdin’s Cave – full of bizarre & moving items from the KKK to Amy Whinehouse’s fake hair. The exhibits are stimulating especially the Holocaust room; I also enjoyed reading/seeing several objects regarding the Kray twins. Pro & Con: So much information to receive on 1 visit – will need to visit again.... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
421 helpful votes 421 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

There is no middle ground with this place. You will love it or hate it. The rooms are filled with memorabilia from all around the world; WW2, Iranian Embassy Siege, letters from serial killers, Rose West's underwear, etc. I loved it, my partner hated it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I visited with my boyfriend (I'm 25 he's 27) and his parents on a dreary Friday when we were on holiday in Hereford. The leaflet looked really interesting and none of us are easily offended so thought we would enjoy it. The place is very expensive for what it is. It is a confusing mis mash of odd memorabilia with... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
490 helpful votes 490 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

I went naively thinking it was going to be about historic crime and punishment. I can't say there wasn't anything of that however, what I wasn't expecting was the level of pornography. Yes there were warning signs but nothing prepares you for the extent of it. However my husband expressed a need for an annual pass so he could read... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 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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