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Tales of the Old Gaol House

Address: Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 5DQ, England
Phone Number: 01553774297
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in King's Lynn
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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English first
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Lewes, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
34 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is located in King's Lynn's 1930s police station. You can see the old cells beyond, where local miscreants were locked up. You can also see the old stocks, whipping post etc and an exhibit on witchcraft etc. Kids will love it. The Regalia Rooms house the collection of civic treasures. It is well worth a visit. Entry is £3.30.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Whilst holidaying in the area, went into Kings Lynn to visit the Old Gaol House, now this isn't the usual kind of thing I'd do but thought I'd give it a go just to 'do something different' and was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the fact that you could actually take pictures of yourself in the stocks and jail cells etc.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A small museum in the former police station. Includes walk around the dungeons and cells. A bit creepy! Also an exhibition of local history with displays of silverware and mayoral regalia. Easy to find In the Saturday Market Place. Worth a visit.

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