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Tolhouse Museum

Tolhouse Museum

Online Exhibitions

Click on the link below to see the online exhibition of items in our collection

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About Us

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.

Admission Costs

Adult: £3.80
Concession*: £3.60
Young Person (4-16): £3.05

Family ticket from: £9.70

Twilight ticket (1 hour before closing): £1

Museums Pass holders and under 4s free. Discounts for groups, ring 01493 743943 (non schools), 01493 743944 (schools).
*Disabled visitors, over 60s and students.

Opening Hours

Opening times 10am - 4pm (unless otherwise stated)

23 July - 5 September 2017 (closed Saturdays)

7- 10 September 2017 (Heritage Open Days & Maritime Festival)

20 - 29 October 2017 (closed Saturday 28 October)




Please note that the Tolhouse is only opening during the school Holidays or other special event






Tolhouse Museum

Tolhouse Street

Great Yarmouth


NR30 2SH


Telephone 01493 743930

Latitude: 52.60432552° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 1.7275871 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information


Please contact Time & Tide Museum for any queries or questions regarding The Tolhouse.

01493 743930


 There are a lot of steps and uneven floor surfaces throughout the building and wheelchair users can only access one room via a second entrance. Visitors with disabilities may bring one companion in free. Assistance dogs are welcome.

How to Find Us


Some Photos of Our Museum

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