Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham Old Gaol

Hexham Old Gaol was ordered to be built in 1330, making it the oldest purpose-built prison in England. It has been brought into the 21st century with a glass lift and audio visual screens which help visitors explore the history of the gaol and its prisoners.

Opening times: 11am – 4.30pm
April – September: Tuesday – Saturday
October & November and February & March: Tuesday and Saturday

Entry price: Adult £3.95, child £2.50 (Under 5’s free), family £12.00.

  • yucky stuff
  • the real thing
  • stories
  • North East history
  • a place to think
  • green museums

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