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.
Please note that opening times for the Tolhouse Museum will change from those in previous years and will be as follows from 1 April 2012.
The museum will be open for school holidays only during the 2012/13 season on the following days from 1 April 2012 to 24 February 2013 inclusive.
Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 12noon – 4pm
Young Person (4-16): £2.00
Museums Pass holders and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01493 743943 (non schools), 01493 743944 (schools).
*Disabled visitors, over 60s and students.
Not All Witches Were Women!
- 13 September 2014 11am-4pm
Meet the Witchfinder General and Marcus Prynne, a gardener accused of witchcraft in 1645 as he tries to avoid a spell in gaol or being 'swum' in the river. Listen carefully to what Marcus tells you because if you can answer his three questions correctly you will be entered into a prize draw.
- Any age