The Old Guildhall Prison Cells

Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LX
23-27 Bore Street Lichfield England WS13 GB

If you have thirty minutes to spare and are in Litchfield, visit the Old Guildhall and explore the old prison, which has been on the site since 1548.

See the original cells furnished with a bed and bucket and listen to a recording which gives an insight of what it was like for an inmate to be jailed there hundreds of years ago. Be fascinated as you read the information on the display boards – you will find some interesting facts about the prison system, and about law and order in Litchfield.

The old prison, situated at the rear of the Old Guildhall was used for felons and debtors in the past, and from this building many convicts have been condemned to death to be publicly hanged at the gallows.

Even though this is a small attraction, you can still get a feel of how things used to be over the centuries. It is definitely an attraction worth visiting and entrance is free.

Opening Times: Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, from April to September

Costs: Admission is FREE

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