The Old Gaol is the earliest documented purpose-built prison in England. It was built by order of the Archbishop of York 1330-33. It held prisoners from Hexhamshire, and in the C16th from the English Middle March, before their trial in the nearby Moothall Court Room. The museum displays introduce visitors to the life and times of the Border Reivers. The Hexham Old Gaol features exhibits related to: archaeology, music, law and order, archives, social history, photography, costume and textiles and weapons and war. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: the gaol itself is the most important artefact.
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Closed for the Winter until the beginning of April.
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