Visit one of the oldest prisons in the country and explore Great Yarmouth’s story of crime and punishment. Use the free audio guide to hear the gaoler and his prisoners describe their experiences. Discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers when punishment included transportation and execution. Enjoy the hands-on activities and find out about the history of this 12th Century medieval former merchant’s house which was transformed into one of the town’s most important civic buildings.
The Tolhouse Museum will be open on the following dates in 2015 –
29 March - 12 April
16 May (Museums at Night evening event)
24 - 31 May (excluding Saturday 30 May)
22 July - 31 August (excluding Saturdays)
5 - 6 September (Maritime Festival Weekend)
10 - 13 September (Heritage Open Days)
22 - 30 October
31 October (evening Halloween event)
Except where specified differently above, the opening times for these dates are -
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturdays - Closed
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Admission prices applicable from 1 April 2015
Young Person £2.60
Family + 2 adults £9.80
Family + 1 adult £7.30
Pirate treasure challenge at Tolhouse!
- 13 May 2016 6-10pm
The Tolhouse Museum has been ransacked by Pirates! Sea shanties can be heard all along the quay as the party rages on but can you steal back the treasure from the sleeping pirate?
- Any age