Winter makeover for Great Yarmouth’s Tolhouse Museum
- Credit: Archant
One of Great Yarmouth's best known museums is encased in a scaffolding shroud.
Conservationists working at the Tolhouse Museum, in Tolhouse Street, are using its winter hibernation period as a chance to catch up with some jobs.
A £6,500 package of repairs is being carried out on the flint-studded building, one of the UK's oldest gaols and the town's oldest civic building.
The former court house was once a place of filth and degradation where horrible punishments were metered out and the inmates charged for every tiny benefit.
Today it is a popular museum telling the story of crime and punishment.
You may also want to watch:
The work includes replacement fascia and cast iron gutter repairs at the museum which is closed for the season.
Works started on November 6 and Norfolk Property Consultants aim to have the project completed by mid December.
- 1 Tax inspectors probe 240 furlough fraud cases in Norfolk and Suffolk
- 2 Norfolk campsite voted third best in UK
- 3 Driver in hospital after BMW car ends up in ditch
- 4 9 pubs and restaurants which have had lockdown makeovers
- 5 'Very small' number of Indian Covid variant cases in Norfolk
- 6 Road cleared after three-vehicle collision on A47
- 7 Lorry driver admits causing deaths of two people in A47 crash
- 8 Hospital opens new £625,000 cancer wellbeing and support centre
- 9 Man charged after cannabis factory and 300 plants found above pizza takeaway
- 10 Norfolk covid levels below national average but concerns raised about variants
It closed as a prison in around 1880.