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Museum:Ruthin Gaol

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Museum, £4-£5

Ruthin Gaol

Ruthin Gaol

Ruthin Gaol

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People can spend time exploring its nooks and crannies and learn about life in the Victorian prison system. See how the prisoners lived their daily lives: what they ate, how they worked, and the punishments they suffered.

Explore the cells including the punishment, 'dark' and condemned cell. Find out about the Welsh Houdini and William Hughes who was the last man to be hanged there.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Opening details

2019 Opening times:
26 March - 30 September open 6 days a week (closed on Tuesdays) from 10:00 - 17:00.
1 - 26 October closed.
27 October to 2 November open 10:00 - 17:00.
3 November - March closed.
Last admission: 16:00


2019 Prices:
Adult - £5.00, Senior, Student & Child (5 - 16) - £4.00, Family (4, min 1 child) £14.00, Child under 5 Free.




46 Clwyd Street,
LL15 1HP


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Map reference: SJ 121582  Lat: 53.11372 Long: -3.31467

Located on Clwyd Street in Ruthin, just off the A525.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Buckley station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access