Visit Derby Gaol

Derby Gaol is a working museum which is open to the public. Having been through many incarnations (including a nightclub) since it’s construction, it was eventually bought in 1997 by paranormal investigator, and dedicated historian Richard Felix. It was then restored after much hard work, to it’s current condition, mirroring as closely as possible, its original state.

Opening Times
Derby Gaol open every Saturday 11am ’till 3pm, Entrance fee is £3 per person, children under 16 are £1 per child

The Gaol is also available for private tours during the week for parties of 10 or more at a price of £10 per head.

For any information on the opening hours or other events please telephone: 01335 360 882

Public Overnight Vigils in two Jails

If you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in a paranormal investigation in the reputedly haunted Derby Gaol, you need wonder no more! Bar facilities are available! Included in the price a pie and mushy peas.

It may also be advisable to bring along some extra provisions… such as spare loo roll… if some of the eerie reports are anything to go by!

Not one but two Jails are are included The 1756 Jail in Friargate and Venon Street Prison.

Activities can include: Table Tilting, Glass Divination, Human Pendulam etc.

Overnight vigils are now available EVERY NIGHT throughout the year. If you would like to check availability and enquire about booking the Gaol, please CLICK HERE.


Book Derby Jail for Private Events

The Gaol is available for overnight hire, whether you want to conduct your own paranormal investigation, experience the atmosphere of the old Jails, or just celebrate your Hen or Stag night in a kooky and original manner.

Please call 01335 360 882 to arrange your booking.





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