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Address: Church Street, Littledean GL14 3NL, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 826659
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Only for the open minded.

Me and my partner visited Littledean Jail the Sunday just gone after my manager suggested it to me, knowing my love for the strange. I am so glad she did. I loved this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Me and my partner visited Littledean Jail the Sunday just gone after my manager suggested it to me, knowing my love for the strange. I am so glad she did. I loved this place - it's quirky, weird, gory and a total eye opener. It's literally filled floor to ceiling with memorabilia, newspaper articles and more. I wouldn't take young... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Me and my boyfriend went today and it's full off official historic possessions of some of the most talked about prisoners. WE thought it was interesting because we like that kind of stuff and you can feel a sense of what happened there in the individual cells with history about the people who were in there. it's only £8 for... More 

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Snodland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is by far and away the most weird, gruesome and unpleasant " museum" we have ever visited. Full of pointless artefacts, newspaper cuttings in the thousands, junk and obscene exhibits. We would never recommend it to anyone and if you are curious, make sure that you don't take children.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
667 helpful votes 667 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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5 reviews 5 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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Oxford
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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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