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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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Good place to visit

Lovely to see a piece of Lynn's heritage. Again not open all year round and should be.. Supposed to be haunted and I imagine a good few prisoners died there!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Please don't come to King's Lynn expecting to visit the Old Gaol House. It is currently being re-furbished (and has been closed all year). The building will open again in 2016.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Lovely to see a piece of Lynn's heritage. Again not open all year round and should be.. Supposed to be haunted and I imagine a good few prisoners died there!!

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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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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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