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Wicklow's Historic Gaol Day Tour

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Experience two centuries of prison life behind the doors of this haunted jail in Wicklow. A visit includes both a guided tour and time to explore at your own pace. Learn about Irish history via holographic projections of prison guards, audio headsets, and by following in the footsteps of prisoners in the cells and dungeons. This ticket includes free parking and a discount at the cafe for extra benefit.
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Wicklow's Historic Gaol
Departure Time
Opening times - 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Free Carparking
  • 10% of Cafe
  • Entry/Admission - Wicklow's Historic Gaol
  • food
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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This is an interesting place to spend an hour learning about the history of the gaol and general approach to crime and punishment at the time. There are exhibits in each cell on different topics, some interactive. An interesting piece on transportation to America and Australia
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This place is well worth a visit, historically very informative, hauntingly memorable, great bearded guide, pleasant lady in gift shop, fabulous food and pleasant staff in café. Tour at your leisure after the initial intro and you can really learn so much. A really great
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  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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