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The Old Guildhall Prison Cells, Lichfield

We visited the prison cells during an open day. They were very interesting. The guide was very... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Small, interesting, and free!

You could easily miss this small museum hidden at the end of a tunnel next to the Guildhall. As... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Miami Beach, Florida
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Guildhall Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX, England
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited the prison cells during an open day. They were very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Not sure whether they are open all the time or on special days. We just happened to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank y0ung37
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

You could easily miss this small museum hidden at the end of a tunnel next to the Guildhall. As others have commented, it's really only the last few cells used by the local courts but the history of the prison and local heresy trials is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank FADEC
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Very interesting and great history worth visiting good to fit in with other locations as it is not massive but go if you get the chance

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kim F
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Very interesting tiny museum, took us about 20 mins to look round. The displays aren't amazing but the info panels are good. Well worth a visit if in Lichfield with half an hour spare.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank April H
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Found this in a guide to Lichfield and was delighted to find it open when we visited. Really old and interesting place to visit. It looks like you are walking through a tunnel with the prison cells at the end. There as a booklet with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 2014Jandy
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Great place to visit with your Kids or even alone. The Cells are run by Volunteers and they do a Grand Job very informative and always very polite.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Lichfeldian66
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Firstly where can you get a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake for two pounds. The prison museum is small but interesting the whole of the building is architecturally fascinating. We have been to Litchfield many times and never visited the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank DavidTWinfield
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We called in to the guildhall and a helpful man pointed out the free access to the old prison cells. The exhibition is good with useful info on what they were like when they were in use.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank DodgetheViper
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Been to Lichfield a few times but never seen the Prison Cells before and it was free entry. Very friendly man at the door gives one a leaflet and you are free to go. there is only a few cells but lots of infoon the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank adyval
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited with Lichfield District Tourism Association. Very interesting and accessible and everything has highly informative signage. A very interesting place and a sound history lesson about Lichfield. The Guildhall itself is a beautiful and well maintained building with a rich history and a doorway through...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Jane P
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lesley o
23 January 2017|
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Response from mandipullen | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure that it is. Old building so I'd err on no