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Border History Museum

Hexham House Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
+44 1434 652349
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Brilliantly and Sympathetically Renovated

Lots and lots of information present. Over three floors, well the dungeon is only viewable from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rasco81
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We at first was reluctant to pay the £4 admission charge what appear for a very small museum, so we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This museum features relics from medieval Britain.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hexham House Old Gaol | Hallgate, Hexham NE46 3NH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots and lots of information present. Over three floors, well the dungeon is only viewable from the lift. An oubliette really. Must have been terrifying for the prisoners. Shows clearly what life was like at the time, and the justice system, or, lack of it....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We at first was reluctant to pay the £4 admission charge what appear for a very small museum, so we went away & thought about it & so glad we came back , as not only was the staff so friendly & helpful to give...More

Thank Judith T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a very interesting part of the history of Hexham town. Well set out and explains a lot about the way of life in past centuries for the ihabitants of Hexham

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Truly amazing that anyone lived through our recent past, you could get hung for almost anything! Good little museum with a focus on the buildings history as a gaol. Difficult to imagine the squalor of the place in days gone by. Well worth a visit

Thank drout
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Lovely old building. Museum is quite small, but interesting none the less, especially the history of the rievers. Sort of place to spend an hour or two, rather than a whole day, but worth a visit if in Hexham

Thank lukedwards
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were the only visitors in here till we left, such a shame as it is excellent. You are given a laminated sheet to help guide you round and the lift up and down makes it a great visit for those who find stairs difficult....More

1  Thank dancingassassin
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Loved it especially the history of the rievers in the debatable land. Trace the family names of the orders. Lift makes it accessible to all. Brill

Thank Gimamo
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Well laid out and lots to look at in a fairly small area - interesting but not overpowering! The staff very friendly and informative, which added real value to the visit.

Thank MuzzleTurkey
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Small museum set in the Old Gaol (the first purpose built gaol in Britain). It describes how hard life must have been in the boarder country in the past. Some good things for children to do. Take about one hour to visit.

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This has to be one of the best kept little museums I have ever visited. It is well laid-out and there are things for children to do to keep them amused. There is sufficient information available to give you a real feel of the reivers...More

1  Thank JulieSh_11
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