Beaumaris Gaol Museum
This Victorian Gaol (Jail) was built by Hansom (famous for the Hansom Cab) in 1829. The gaol features the only original tread wheel in situ in Britain, and a gibbet is still fixed to the outer wall.
Beaumaris Gaol will live in your memory for a long time. It will give you a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner in Victorian times.
Explore this massive building with its dimly lit corridors, spartan cells and places of punishment. Visit the condemned cell or experience the darkness of the punishment cell. Handle chains and fetters last worn by prisoners a century ago. Finally, enjoy our museum shop with its unique souvenirs!
Museum, Heritage site
April – September
Mon - Thurs, Sat & Sun 10.30–17.00 (and bank holiday Mondays) or at other times by appointment.
Open every weekend and half term holidays in October
Closed: November - March
Concessions and Children: £2.75
Joint ticket to visit the Gaol and Courthouse
Concessions and children: £4.50