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

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A very odd place, but please please believe the warnings about children

We were passing on the way home after a few days in the Forest of Dean, and decided to check this place out...... We read the warnings about the graphic and disturbing content... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karl M
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a great place to visit went there thinking this is going to over very quickly in and out in half hour how wrong i was i was in there for four hours without even noticing and could of stayed longer if i hadn't already made plans for the rest of my day if you are going give your self... More 

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1 Thank itsonlyme55
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were passing on the way home after a few days in the Forest of Dean, and decided to check this place out...... We read the warnings about the graphic and disturbing content, but we didn't know just how disturbing some of the exhibits are! A lot of the museum is based around newspaper articles and pictures so you could... More 

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Thank Karl M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like weird. I like gruesome. This was neither. I wouldnt of minded but ten pound to look at someones collection of old newspaper clippings? I feel like ive been robbed!

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Thank Rachel L
Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Littledean Jail it was absolutely mind blowing and mind boggling at the same time so much to see and read, its not a huge place but so much has been put into one place it took us four hours to go round, but I will say that there are certain areas which are not... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This is not a museum for the faint hearted and definitely not suitable for children. It is certainly worth a visit, if only to see the former jail and the cells. It is rather full of newspaper cuttings and a lot of crime memorabilia but see worthy of a visit. The Quadophenia collection is superb and brought back great memories... More 

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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A very odd museum, and definately not what you would expect in a sleepy little place! Contains many items used for torture, and a lot of stuffed animals, so don't visit if you don't like some weird stuff! The exhibitions are pretty good though and interesting to see.

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1 Thank 108iand
Worcestershire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We went to Littledean Jail expecting cheesey ghoulish farcical things, and the first gatehouse room felt that this was the shape of things to come, a bit of a laugh. Started with the Nazi exhibits and thought blimey, Hitler dolls that's a bit edging. As you wander further and further into the room, you go through waves of that bit... More 

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Thank MB201065
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

A fantastic informative place which has collections of everything and everybody x fantastic pictures x clippings artefacts and everything else In between x quadraphenia was fantastic x a must visit x

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Thank Kerry M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Wow what a place, words cannot describe what awaits you in this foreboding building deep within the forest. Superb displays and so much to see....I was engrossed for nearly 4 hours!! A word of warning I would not take children or anyone of a weak disposition here, there are plenty of signs and warnings but don`t think these are just... More 

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