Derby Gaol

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Derbyshire is said to be the most haunted county in the country and the City of Derby is known as the Ghost Capital of England. To learn more about the mysterious ghostly happenings in the city and to hear a collection of scary tales, try a ghost walk or an overnight vigil at Derby Gaol. Having been through many incarnations, since its construction, the gaol was eventually bought in 1997 by paranormal investigator, and dedicated historian Richard Felix. It was then restored after much hard work, to it's present condition, mirroring as closely as possible, its original state, the gaol is a working museum and open to the public.

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The city lies at the junction of the main A6, A38 and A52 roads and junction 25 of the M1 is 15 minutes drive away.


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Saturdays from 11am until 6pm

Every Tuesday, from Tuesday 7th August, Richard Felix will be hosting guided tours and talks in Derby Gaol. Entry fee is £5 per person, which includes the guided tour, and the Gaol is open from 11am 'til 4pm.

On Thursdays and Sundays the Gaol will be open from 11am 'til 4pm with an entrance fee of £3. Guided tours with the resident Gaoler, William Eaton, will take place on a Sunday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

On Thursdays, Richard Felix's son, Edd will be running the Gaol and answering any questions people have and taking tours around the Gaol if people require them.

On Saturdays there will be paranormal themed workshops running at the Gaol from 10am 'til 5pm with Derby Gaol's resident paranormal team, charged at £3 per person.


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Address: Derby Gaol, 50/51 Friargate, Derby, DE1, UK.
Phone: +44 1332 299321.

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