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The Old Guildhall Prison Cells

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Address: Guildhall Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX, England
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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

Reviewed 3 December 2016
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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 walls. It doesnt take long to go round but it was differant and good.

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Thank adyval
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the upper floors into the building next door which houses many of Lichfield's historic treasures.... More 

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Thank Jane P
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284 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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

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Thank Glenn W
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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101 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was a worth visit. The history is well-explained by the staff and they offer prompts to be used. Really interesting place.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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1,128 reviews
575 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Having done some research of the area, this was another of the free museums in the town I wanted to visit, it was closed - so somewhat disappointed! Set in a pleasant building in the centre of town, do check opening times if you wish to visit.

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Thank Howlo
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not masses to see but interesting to see what were the cells and read about what happened in the old times. Good for kids to see

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Thank mandipullen
Chasetown
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Although small, crammed with historic information. Guide available on duty who is extremely well informed on Lichfield's history.

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Thank Katebak
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We dropped in to the Guildhall whilst visiting the Lichfield Food Festival and were invited in to the cells, which until that day we didn't even realise existed here. Although it is small, it is very interesting to see the conditions and the reasons for imprisonment, and you get to pretend to be a Town Crier.

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Thank Chrissy_and_Kev
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We noticed a sign offering a free visit to the cells while we were attending the food festival. There is not that much to see and a visit will only take you 20 minutes or so but what there is is very informative and interesting. The entrance has facts about the cells and some interesting history on Lichfield and the... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Luckily we were here on a Satuday morning when this attraction was open. Interesting stories about th prison cells. But e we're also able to go upstairs and see the impressive hall above with its fine stained glass window.

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