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There are a number of interesting prison museums across the country, as listed below.

England

The Tower of London
0207 480 6358
Visit Tower of London Website

The Clink Prison Museum (debtors' prison) 1 Clink Street,
London SE1 8DG
0207 403 6515
Visit Clinc Prison Website

Visit London Community Website (Clink Prison Page)

The Castle Museum (includes the old prison)
Norwich
Norfolk
01603 223624
Norwich Castle Website

Guildhall Museum (including full size reconstruction of life on a prison hulk)
Rochester
Kent
01634 843666
Visit Guildhall Website

The Tolhouse Museum (former prison)
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
01493 858900
Visit Tolhouse Museum Website

Boston Guildhall Museum (see the cells that housed the Pilgrim Fathers)
South Street
Boston
Lincolnshire
01205 365954
Visit Boston Guildhall Website

Lincoln Castle (the 1841 gaol has a chapel with pews divided according to the separate system).
Lincoln
Contact Lincoln Education Centre – 01522 512575
Visit Lincoln Castle Website 

The House of Correction (same model as the 1820 Bedford house of correction, but with a courtroom)
Cotswold Countryside Collection
Northleach
Gloucestershire.01451 860715
Visit Cotswolds Website

Gloucester Prison Museum (the original penitentiary design)
HMP Gloucester
01452 529551.

The Galleries of Justice (court and prison)
Shire Hall
Nottingham
0115 952 0555
Visit Galleries of Justice Website

York Castle Museum (see where Dick Turpin was held before his execution)
The Castle
York YO1 9RY
01904 633932
Visit York Castle Museum Website

Border History Museum (the old Gaol)
Hexham
Northumberland
01434 652349
Visit 24 Hour Museum Website

Wales

Beaumaris Gaol and Courthouse
Beaumaris
Anglesey
Gwnynedd
01248 810921
Visit Anglesey Heritage Website

Scotland

Castle Jail
Jedburgh
Borders Region
01835 836 254
Visit Bordernet Website

Inveraray Jail (19th century jail)
Church Square
Inveraray
Argyll
01499302381
Visit Inveraray Jail Website

Northern Ireland

Down Museum
The Mall
Downpatrick
01396 625218
Visit County Down Museum Website

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