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We drove to Derby specifically for this museum to find it closed - or we thought.... Thanks to a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark L
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Lincol
Highly entertaining, however.....

We've been lucky enough to go on lots of Richard Felix's ghost walks and tours. He is a fountain of... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2019
Fred G
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This difficult to find place was disappointing to say the least. It so difficult to find that we accessed it through the hairdressing salon at the side fete going in to ask for directions! Thankyou so much for helping us out! Until the direction information...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to Derby specifically for this museum to find it closed - or we thought.... Thanks to a stranger who saw us outside the entrance, access is actually from the rear of the address listed. The museum is not big but we managed to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

We've been lucky enough to go on lots of Richard Felix's ghost walks and tours. He is a fountain of information and a thoroughly nice chap. However, things have been spoiled for us somewhat, recently by his self appointed number 1 fan and sidekick, 'Gina'....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

it was my daughters birthday and we took her to Derby Gaol for a ghost walk with Richard Felix, what a great atmospheric place it is, full to the brim with history, so even the most hardened ghost sceptic will enjoy this tour, so energetically...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Went for a ghost vigil at Derby Gaol And has a great evening all in all. We encountered lots of strange smells and the experiments were very good. The couple that hosted were very knowledgable. Unfortunately we couldn’t get into one of the buildings on...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

It’s a bit of a bugger to find. I had to ask twice but it’s worth it when you get there. Take the guided tour, it’s hilarious. Only a small place but lots of stories and gory bits and bobs. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We wanted to do something a little different for the Halloween weekend so we booked up the Friar Gate ghost walk for us and a couple of friends. We were so glad we did this as it was a very informative and fun evening. Richard...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Derby Ghost walk. Richard was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about local history and legends. Tour was very varied and took us to several locations around derby, even got to touch a cursed murder weapon!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

So much better than we expected. A brilliant night. Scary and interesting at the same time. Looking forward to a return visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Situated on St Marys Gate. See the items that police used to use and how things have changed within the justice system. Many items in the collwection supplied by retired officers from Derby

Date of experience: August 2018
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carla w
March 31, 2018|
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Response from ianmH8506DL | Reviewed this property |
The ghost walk started at the Derby Gaol and cost £25 per head when booked in advance online. Lasts about 4 hours and includes hot food at the end of the evening.
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jane_wag
October 24, 2017|
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Response from DarknessRadioDave | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I dont run the place, I just visited. My guess would be that it does more business on a Saturday and not enough on other days and Richard Felix is quite busy with many projects.
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