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If you're in the area, it's worth a visit

Although not a large museum, it is worth seeking out if you like ancient buildings or wish to know... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2012
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Interesting little place

Great friendly staff who went out of their way to tell us about the building and some of it's... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2012
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Hexham House Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This museum is very informative on the ground floor, the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable but on the 1st and 2nd floor there is very little to see and do. It is only a small museum but i felt there could be a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visited the Old Gaol over the Bank Holiday and it was a lovely place full of information, it just lacked things to see. There is a lift that takes you down to the dungeons, but the light shines from the lift and all you...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was interesting and had a human story rather than merely dry facts. The film was good, the view of the dungeon thought provoking and the exhibits well thought out. This is suitable for all ages and took us about an hour (it was quiet...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

A great value museum and as Northumberland residents you get a reduced price. There's something for different ages, one of the rooms had a guide in it who shows you a secret room, there was a craft table for children. Lots of interesting info to...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank Maddy808
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Although not a large museum, it is worth seeking out if you like ancient buildings or wish to know more about the Reivers and the Borderlands. I guess admission is a little more than you would expect to pay for an attraction of this type...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Great friendly staff who went out of their way to tell us about the building and some of it's history which wasn't depicted on the display boards.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank northern_rose34
Reviewed June 17, 2012

I'd recommend a trip to gaol when you go to Hexham. This imaginatively set out museum gives you the history of the gaol from it's earliest times to it's more recent past. A glass lift allows you to travel from the dungeon in the basement...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank footman1972
Reviewed May 11, 2012

It has been years and years since I've visited the Old Gaol in Hexham. I went because I took some friends from the States to visit. I didn't realise they had completely refurbished the it. The museum is over four floors, includes a short movie...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank ClaritaOsito
Reviewed February 7, 2012

The admission price might put you off as the Abbey is free, but if you have a day in Hexham there is time to do both and I'd recommend this over the Abbey if you can only do one. The ground floor had some interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2011
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