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A birthday treat

So much better than we expected. A brilliant night. Scary and interesting at the same time. Looking... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Situated on St Marys Gate. See the items that police used to use and how things have changed within... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Angela H
Derby, United Kingdom
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50 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DF, England
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Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

This isn't a very big prison/museum but it is well worth a visit. There is a lot of information around and the staff are very friendly - in fact, we had a little guided tour from the guy working there which meant we didn't miss...More

5  Thank SurfinUSM
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Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

As a wedding anniversary we stayed a weekend in Derby simply because we had never been. Looking around Derby Gaol we were told they also did ghost hunts overnight. We went along with it as a spur of the moment thing and were totally gobsmacked...More

12  Thank Fezziwiggle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to do something a little different for the Halloween weekend so we booked up the Friar Gate ghost walk for us and a couple of friends. We were so glad we did this as it was a very informative and fun evening. Richard...More

1  Thank MikeyP79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Derby Ghost walk. Richard was a great guide and was very knowledgeable about local history and legends. Tour was very varied and took us to several locations around derby, even got to touch a cursed murder weapon!

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

So much better than we expected. A brilliant night. Scary and interesting at the same time. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Situated on St Marys Gate. See the items that police used to use and how things have changed within the justice system. Many items in the collwection supplied by retired officers from Derby

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

6 friends and I did the Ghost walk from Derby Jail, we was meet at the door by Richard Felix he was dressed as the Jailer very good and amusing! We then started on the ghost walk and went to the other Derby Jail around...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is the third time we have tried to visit. Today, nine of us hung around from 11.30am to 2.15 pm, to no avail, even though we had been assured that it was open when we phoned yesterday. The outer gate was open, but the...More

2  Thank Sylvie206
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Today we visited Derby Gaol for the third time, not because we love it so much, but because it is never open as advertised on the website. We were hoping to look round with view to paying the £450 to hire it out for an...More

2  Thank Abigail S
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Whether or not you live in Derby this is a great evening out. Booked online and arrived just before 7pm to be greeted by a jailer holding a lantern! Richard Felix was very knowledgable and gave a very thorough history of Derby throughout the evening....More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

We did the city centre Ghost walk . It was Brilliant we had Richard Felix as our guide . And it was adapted due to unforeseen circumstances it was amazing ! Richard was very knowledgeable historically accurate and very interesting to listen to . The...More

Thank Quackamie
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

I attended the Gaol on a ghost hunt and whilst the location is fantastic there was one member of the Gaols own staff whose attitude ruined the evening. He argued with the paranormal teams' lady host, in front of guests for a good 10 minutes,...More

3  Thank ECL73
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carla w
March 31, 2018|
Response from ianmH8506DL | Reviewed this property |
The ghost walk started at the Derby Gaol and cost £25 per head when booked in advance online. Lasts about 4 hours and includes hot food at the end of the evening.
October 24, 2017|
Response from DarknessRadioDave | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. I dont run the place, I just visited. My guess would be that it does more business on a Saturday and not enough on other days and Richard Felix is quite busy with many projects.
September 10, 2017|
Response from Newmarskeman | Reviewed this property |
It is a feast of beans as in times of great hardship the only thing the poor people had to eat were beans and grain.