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Tales of the Old Gaol House

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Address: Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
Phone Number: 01553774297
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Took my kids a couple of times and they enjoyed it. As you walk in you go into an old style police station and you can take your own finger prints on a sheet which the kids found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Brilliant place to visit, we found it very interesting and you could really understand exactly how it was years ago!! We'd liked all the exhibits that were on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Took my kids a couple of times and they enjoyed it. As you walk in you go into an old style police station and you can take your own finger prints on a sheet which the kids found fun. It's not bad for the price and I'd go again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

I looked up the goals before we went to King's Lynn and it looked fascinating! When we got there it had been closed for a few months! Nothing on the internet had said it was shut down! Apparently it's opening again in 2016 as The story of Lynn!

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Kings Lynn has so many beautiful buildings and when you live here you tend to not see them. We enjoyed the old gaol house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

For a free morning /afternoons entertainment this is a very informative way to spend a couple of hours. Wonderful treasure to see

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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

very disappointed in this attraction, although for the £3.50 admission fee I should not have expected very much. It did not appear to be the original cells and the "mock" cells were not very interesting either. Would not recommend at all.

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suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The old police cells and police yard were interesting,but I am not in to the regalia things so they did not interest me.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

As True's Yard in King's Lynn, this is a small museum. Again, the museum needs to make money and I didn't miss the entry fee of less than a fiver, but again I left still not clear if I enjoyed it or not, or whether it was good value. The gaol house bit was probably more interesting than the Treasury... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We decided to go to the old gaol while on a family holiday in Kings Lynn. It's reasonably priced and gives a view on what an old police station used to run like. It also shows what other crimes and punishment there was. Something of a throw back, if you take the audio for you'll get a Walkman, now while... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Whilst visiting King's Lynn, this building looked interesting from the outside and was not disappointing on the inside, the Old Police Station held many facts about our past and some more recent memorabilia. The two tapestries made by local people were of good historical interest, one in particular told the story of Cpt George Vancouver. Audio information cassettes are included... More 

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Address: Address: Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
Phone Number: 01553774297
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  King's Lynn

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