Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am-4pm
  • Friday 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
More information

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
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Opening times

  • Monday 9.30am-5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am-5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am-5pm
  • Friday 9.30am-5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am-5pm
  • Sunday Closed
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House of Correction Summer Tours

Tours and talks

Sun 23rd July – Sun 3rd September, Hexham Old Gaol

Wednesdays and Sundays at 2.30pm Included with Annual Pass admission

The House of Correction in Hexham is a remarkable building, that is usually closed to the public.

The House of Correction in Hexham is a remarkable building, that is usually closed to the public.

Museums Northumberland is offering free tours during the summer holidays. Join us to discover this buildings interesting (and rather grim) history.

Have a look around, find out more about the poor inmates’ daily chores and their bleak diet.

The tour will start at 2.30pm from Hexham Old Gaol and involve a 15 minute walk to the House of Correction.

The House of Correction tour is included within the admission to Hexham Old Gaol.

Because of very limited numbers booking is essential.

Dates and Times

The House of Correction Tours will take place every Sunday and Wednesday at 2.30pm during the Northumberland School Holidays (from Sunday 23 July until Sunday 3 September).

Book Tickets 

Tickets for this special tour are FREE and must be booked in advance as space is limited to 12 people per tour.

You must book a ‘general admission’ ticket for every adult, concessions and children in your group.

Book your free tickets through our Ticket Tailor event page. 

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Visitors for the House of Correction Tours must have a valid Annual Pass for Hexham Old Gaol.

Adults £5
Multiple Adults £4.50
Concessions £4
16s and under FREE

Pay once and enjoy unlimited repeat visits for 12 months. Buy your Annual Pass admission online ahead of the event to avoid queues on the day.

If you want to enjoy a visit to Hexham Old Gaol in addition to the tour of the House of Correction, we recommend you arrive at Hexham Old Gaol at around 45 minutes before the tour time to allow you time to explore the museum.

Frequently Asked Questions? 

Due to the nature of the building, only the ground floor of the House of Correction is accessible to wheelchair users. The tour guide will have a folder of information and photographs of the first floor of the building.

The tour of the House of Correction is suitable for older children.

The total length of the tour is approximately 1 hour, including a 15 minute walk between the House of Correction and Hexham Old Gaol.

Hexham Old Gaol is dog friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcome on the tour, but please be considerate of the other people on the tour.

In the unfortunate event of cancellation, all ticket holders will be emailed and notifications will be published on the Hexham Old Gaol website and social media channels as quickly as possible.

Any questions?

If you have any questions that aren’t answered, please email tickets@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk or call 01670 624523

Museum Address

Hall Gate,
Hexham,
Northumberland,
NE46 1XD

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm