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Address: | Nr. Cinderford, Littledean GL14 3NL, England
Phone Number: +44 1594 826659
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Heed the warnings!!!

This is not a place for kids, but as I looked at the leaflet (where they state this many times) it was not a surprise when we arrived with our daughter (16yr). This museum is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Marie D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a place for kids, but as I looked at the leaflet (where they state this many times) it was not a surprise when we arrived with our daughter (16yr). This museum is full to bursting with things from strange and wonderfully wacky artefacts to thought provoking and stark reminders of the horrors humanity have and still inflict... More 

Thank Marie D
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband visited the Littledean jail today as we were Intrigued by the notice of "don't enter if you're easily offended or easily frightened"! We immediately thought, "great!, it's going to be full of amazing facts, feel as if we're in a real prison & the best thing of all we could read up on Charles Bronson" -... More 

Thank elbensad1
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be warned, it’s not open most of the time and when it is its £10 each, no concessions and cash only to get in past the miserable guard, and what a load of rubbish. Total amount of jail related information and artefacts you could easily fit in a shoe box, the rest is made up of somebody’s bizarre and macabre... More 

Thank doylepa2016
Tredegar, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly, be warned this is £10 per person (no concessions) and they only take cash (there are no cash points anywhere near either). Secondly do not waste your time and money. This place needs to be taken over by someone with more sense, they have destroyed a piece of history. There are a few interesting artifacts and memorabilia here but... More 

Thank devil_tez
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not what we expected at all just had a load of newspaper cuttings most of which you could only read the headlines and more about celebrities than criminals. At least a tour with information of the history of the jail was expected. Some of the costumes were good but certainly not worth the money.....£18 for two seniors,,,,,,,,,. Don't bother.

1 Thank TheBritsNewbury
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very difficult to rate this one. An historic building used in its past as a jail, courthouse, police station and a utility company's office and now housing someone's HUGE eclectic private collection. Amongst the VERY graphic content there are little bits about the history of the place if you can find them. The cells still remind you it probably wasn't... More 

Thank Toheem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband where on a mini holiday in Drybrook and decided to visit littledean jail. We arrived at opening time, and received a warm welcome. During our visit we met Andy the owner who was very welcoming and friendly. Nice to see him take the time to stop and speak to us. The jail itself was amazing. Can... More 

1 Thank Kev567
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not as advertised - glorified venue for sordid news clippings and not much about the true history of crime.

Thank PaulGsy
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste £10 on this place. Don't let a visit ruin your day. Avoid this place like the plague. To give you a taste: this museum has less than little in it about the prison itself. Instead, it's filled with shrines to everything from nude celebrities to ISIS executions. Moreover, almost every square inch is full of newspaper cuttings. This... More 

Thank citytravelox
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday afternoon. Thought it would be really busy but I think that there were only about 10 people here. When you walk in, there is so much to take in. Don't know how they managed to fit so much in to the space. The cells are a must, very interesting reading. The highlight of our visit... More 

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