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Essential information

The essentials

  • Teacher-led visit: 1-2 hours
  • Maximum group size 60 pupils
  • Learning programme offer: key stages 2 and 3
  • Cost of events £3.50 per pupil

Museum overview

  • Housed in a former 12th century merchant’s house, the Tolhouse is one of the oldest prisons in the country
  • Real stories of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers; transportations and executions
  • Great collections and many hands-on displays
  • The Tolhouse is just two minutes from the South Quay, which is well worth a visit. There is an excellent safe walkway along the riverside, from which historic buildings such as Yarmouth’s grand Town Hall may be observed. King Street and St George’s Hall are also nearby.


  • Drop-off point at museum entrance


  • Accessible toilets
  • Steps and uneven floors throughout
  • Access to the dungeon is by a lift in the library next door, and must be organised in advance

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