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Ancient Prison the ultimate interactive journey through two centuries of prison life

Holographic projections of cruel prison guards, the sound of the defiant cries from the 1798 rebels and the transformation of three prison floors to visually recreate over 200 years of Irish history through the eyes of the inmates …
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Wicklow Gaol
1 Kilmantin Hill, Corporation Lands, Wicklow, A67 Y337, Ireland
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    Wicklow's Historic Gaol
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Bring history to life and discover the dark secrets of Wicklow Gaol with this fascinating tour. As you are guided around the museum, experience prison life as it was endured by its 18th century inmates during a turbulent period of Irish history.
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Highlights
  • Explore this historic Historic Gaol in Wicklow at your own pace
  • Feel a part of history with interactive experiences and audio headsets
  • Fun for the whole family with special exhibits for kids
  • Genealogy center allows visitors to research ancestors
What to Expect
Visit the Historic Gaol in Wicklow on the day chosen at checkout. The ticket includes a guided tour and time to explore independently. Audio headsets in four languages are included, and there are interactive points for children. On the tour, you wander through original prison cells and dungeons and learn about historic torture methods. Climb aboard a replica transportation ship to experience the journey to Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania). Expect to brush up against Irish history, learning about the 1798 rebellion, the overcrowding of the jail during the famine era, and the Irish War of Independence. You also hear spooky stories about the prisoners that remain to haunt the building and see holographic projections that bring prison guards to life. When you finish touring the museum, head to the genealogy center to researching your ancestors or to the on-site cafe for 10 percent off snacks and drinks with your ticket.
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Departure Point
Wicklow Gaol, 1 Kilmantin Hill, Corporation Lands, Wicklow, A67 Y337, Ireland
Departure Time
10:30 AM
Duration
1h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Free Carparking
  • 10% of Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Exclusions
  • food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I've been to the Gaol 6 or 7 times starting as a child. Its always a great place to take visitors to Wicklow and I myself have attended from the age of 5 up. I can attest that this has entertained friends and family of all ages and if you have time, pop in to get something to
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Popped in here before heading down to the Christmas markets - needed the festive joy afterwards to be fair! The virtual reality part was so cool, definitely add that on. Make sure to layer up as it is very cold in there and treat yourself to something in the cafe afterwards,
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Just visited this historic place. Great place very interesting and cannot recommend it highly enough. Very reasonable entrance fee. Also be sure to visit the cafe we all enjoyed a light lunch and there is 10% discount with your entrance ticket.
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Allow about two hours to visit. Between detailed posters in every room and on every corridor, electronic audio guides and audio presentations in most of the rooms, it takes quite a while to take in all of the information available in Wicklow Gaol. Visitors get a real feeling of
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Very interesting and informative, a look back at a challenging and gruesome part of Ireland's history, great value for money
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By: Wicklow's Historic Gaol
LollLee
Dublin, Ireland
8889
Night Tour - Not So Much a Tour...
I don’t know if we misread the description, but this was less of a tour and more of a wander the halls and read
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Clararawr93
Bray, Ireland
20
Amazing experience
I've been to the Gaol 6 or 7 times starting as a child. Its always a great place to take visitors to Wicklow and I
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ZCarrington
Avoca, Ireland
42
Excellent experience for all ages
I'm local, so I've been maybe five times in the past few years. I've been with young and old(er) companions, and
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dflynn2020
11
A Historical trip
Take a trip back in time and discover the pain and suffering endured by inmates - men women and children in this
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danielcollins4
Dublin, Ireland
10
Halloween Visit
Fun day out, very enjoyable visit and good history lesson, kids and myself really enjoyed I would recommend to
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helenamurph85
4720
Great way to spend a few hours!
Popped in here before heading down to the Christmas markets - needed the festive joy afterwards to be fair! The
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Pauline B
41
Fabulous place
Just visited this historic place. Great place very interesting and cannot recommend it highly enough. Very
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ReturntoDublin
Ireland
234488
Spectacular representation of prison life in the 18th, 19th adn early 20th centuries
Allow about two hours to visit. Between detailed posters in every room and on every corridor, electronic audio
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Anne K
10
Wicklow Gaol
Very interesting and informative, a look back at a challenging and gruesome part of Ireland's history, great value
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Ellen L
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
102
Wicklow gaol
Fab visit gives you the real feel of how it was like back in the time easy to follow tour signs and displays very
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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