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The Old Guildhall Prison Cells

Guildhall Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX, England
+44 1543 250011
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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 2 weeks ago
FADEC
,
Oxford
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enjoyable

Very interesting and great history worth visiting good to fit in with other locations as it is not... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
kim F
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Morden, United Kingdom
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Guildhall Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX, England
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+44 1543 250011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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

Thank kim F
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

3  Thank DTWinfield1
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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.

1  Thank DodgetheViper
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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

1  Thank adyval
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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

1  Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Called in as we were walking past, my other half doesn't have anything like this in her home country so was very interested in the cells, worth a visit if you are in the area

1  Thank Glenn W
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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
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