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image for Group Visits item typeGroup Visits at The Tolhouse Gaol

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Group Visits, £3.80

The Tolhouse Gaol

The Tolhouse Gaol

Address

Tolhouse Street,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk,
NR30 2SH

Details

The Tolhouse in Great Yarmouth, is pleased to welcome visiting groups and provides a range of group friendly rates/incentives to enhance your visit.

The Tolhouse is one of the oldest gaols in the country, dating back to the 12th century. See the original cells and discover the fate of thieves, smugglers, witches, pirates and murderers who were confined here. Use the free audio guide to hear the gaoler and his prisoners describe their experiences.

GROUP RATES:
Special rates are available for groups of 10+. Adults £3.45 Concessions £3.25 Group organisers go free. Pre-booking preferred, please telephone Pat O'Grady on 01493 743943.

Coach park: Beach Coach Station

Drop off: Community Library Car Park

Driver: Free entry

Visit hrs: 1

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

There are no toilet facilities in the Tolhouse Gaol – Great Yarmouth Library toilets can be used during normal opening hours (NB closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays) There are a lot of steps and uneven floor surfaces in this historic building. Access for people with mobility issues and wheelchairs is possible but has to be booked in advance, due to an extra member of staff needing to be present to operate the lift (NB the lift cannot be used unless prior booking made as it links to the library building). For any queries please tel. (01493) 858900 or 743930.

Prices

2019 Prices:

Group visit rates (10+ people – advance bookings only)
Adult Group £3.70 per person
Concession Group £3.50 per person
Youth groups & Non NCC/Language School £3.15 per person

These prices apply to pre-bookings only

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Location

Directions

Plan route to The Tolhouse Gaol using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TG 524072  Lat: 52.60430 Long: 1.72743

By Road:
From the A47 : At Vauxhall roundabout take 2nd exit. At next roundabout take 3rd exit and follow signs for Historic South Quay.

Pay & display parking available nearby.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

There are no toilet facilities in the Tolhouse Gaol – Great Yarmouth Library toilets can be used during normal opening hours (NB closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays) There are a lot of steps and uneven floor surfaces in this historic building. Access for people with mobility issues and wheelchairs is possible but has to be booked in advance, due to an extra member of staff needing to be present to operate the lift (NB the lift cannot be used unless prior booking made as it links to the library building). For any queries please tel. (01493) 858900 or 743930.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 12
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit