Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse Museum

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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!

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

Open every day 10am - 5pm.
Last entry at 4pm.

Admission charges

Adults: £3.50
Concessions and Children: £2.75
Family: £12

Joint ticket to visit the Gaol and Courthouse
Individual: £6
Concessions and children: £4.50
Family: £20

Collection details

Social History

Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse Museum
Steeple Lane
LL58 8EP



01248 724444

01248 810921

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