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Discover the Tolhouse Gaol

Enjoy the displays and hands-on activities and find out about the history of this 12th Century medieval merchant’s house, which was transformed into one of the town’s most important civic buildings.

Visit one of the oldest prisons in the country and explore Great Yarmouth’s story of crime and punishment. Discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers when punishment included transportation and execution.