Shirehall Museum and Prison

Shirehall Museum and Prison

Shirehall Museum and Prison
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Shirehall Museum and the Bridewell Prison are two of Walsingham’s hidden treasures. Admission to Walsingham Abbey Grounds includes the Shirehall Museum. Admission to the Bridewell is on request, we keep the key at the Museum (deposit required).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Harnser48
Norfolk, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
A really ancient building where transgressors were brought to face justice. You can place yourself in the dock and then dash to the judges chair and decide you own fate.
Written September 27, 2019
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cath b
Sheringham, UK474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum and old court house in Walsingham are accessed through the abbey gift shop. It is a small museum portraying local history and the court house is a very interesting snapshot of legal history.. The entry fee is included in the visit to Walsingham Abbey - £5.50.
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you very much for this. We have only just been able to 'take ownership' of this entry on Tripadvisor so your comments are very helpful to other travellers. Tripadvisor has generated a separate attraction for the Shirehall Museum (there is also one for Walsingham Abbey). As you say the entrance to the Abbey Grounds is at/via the Museum. Walsingham Abbey Grounds and the Shirehall Museum are included on the same ticket.
Written February 15, 2019
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Malcolm R
St. Neots, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
interesting little museum with old court house and interesting photos and artefacts. also acts as entrance to abbey grounds with price included
Written October 10, 2018
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Ethelberga H
Grantham, UK636 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
This museum has a good information about the history of Walsingham especially the old prison and how prisoners were treated in court. The court room is well preserved. Perhaps some of the artefacts could be better displayed as they look dated. However the gardens are well worth walking in and the history of the abbey is well documented in the hall. A lovely walk along the riverside completed an enjoyable visit.
Written September 18, 2018
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Malcolm D
Nottinghamshire, UK184 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We spent an hour here before going over to the shrine, The museum is full of interesting items as well as the well preserved court room.
the gardens are lovely, but as my parents are not as energetic as they once were we only did a small bit.
Well worth a visit though.
Written September 12, 2018
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JanW52_13
Coventry, UK117 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Tired displays, badly lit and very difficult to read, all in all not much can be said that's positive.
Written September 7, 2018
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dgoatley
Stockport, UK13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
the museum was very small & could be made more interesting but the Abbey grounds at the back were very beautiful & restful , lots of trees to relax under on a very hot day!
Written June 2, 2018
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Legin55
Surrey, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
For £5 you get to see three really interesting parts of local history:

1. The old Georgian courtroom that was in use until 1971, including the cell for the accused
2. A beautiful garden with the remains of Walsingham Abbey and a pretty stream running through it
3. An old Victorian prison where, having unlocked the door and opened it up, you can walk in the cells and imagine how awful it must have been.

Go for it....it's a great way to spend an hour or so!
Written October 11, 2017
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KAW687
London, UK1,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
An average local museum with a reconstruction of a court room that has seen better days. Glad that I read the leaflet that said to ask if you wanted to visit the Bridewell. For a £5 refundable deposit we were given a key and some difficult to follow directions. Through a secret door in the car park and almost through some back gardens to a door that looked like it hadn't been opened in years and into the old prison.-unadorned and reeking with atmosphere. It was quite an adventure and I wouldn't have missed it in spite of the air of human misery it contained.
Written October 5, 2017
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DarknessRadioDave
Minnesota42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
I enjoyed this visit and tour and thought it was well worth the low ticket price plus it gets you access to a magical land attached to it with the Abbey and the ruins.
Written October 2, 2017
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