Explore England’s oldest purpose-built prison to discover a lawless land, wild Reivers, crime and the grisly punishments. Dress up, watch a film, hunt for skulls, try the feely boxes and get crafty making shields or rubbing brass. Or test the stocks for size if you dare!

Other facilities: Family trail map, gift shop, temporary exhibitions, Border Library collections, fully accessible with glass lift
Prices: Family ticket £12 (gift aid to convert to annual pass)
How to find us: Hexham Old Gaol, Hallgate, Hexham NE46 1XD. Just off the A69. Parking available at Wentworth Car Park near Waitrose. Hexham Bus Station 5 minutes walk. Nearest railway station: Hexham
Website: www.hexhamoldgaol.org.uk
Tel: 01670 624523