Welcome to Littledean Jail, a former house of correction, police station and courthouse is the county’s most talked about, most unorthodox, not to be missed historical visitor attraction set in the Royal Forest of Dean.
The 'Alcatraz of the Forest', Littledean Jail is not only home of the infamous 'CRIME THROUGH TIME MUSEUM' - the only museum of it's kind in the World open to the public, but it also houses the largest collection of 'QUADROPHENIA' memorabilia.
On top of these two fabulous collections, Littledean Jail also contains a unique, thought provoking and unrivalled private collection of worldwide interest... without fear or favour... witness for yourselves an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of true crime material, ephemera, murderabilia - a menagerie of freaks of nature, beasts of the jungle, oddities & curiosities - Nazi holocaust years exhibition, Nazi SS militaria, historic, nolstagic, vintage and modern day signed photographs, tv & film memorabilia & much More!
Now also exhibiting "Who Dares Wins" With the SAS Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW), SBS (Special Boat Service) UK Special Forces and Beyond, here at the Littledean Jail's Crime Through Time collection.
We also feature the heroics of British Secret Agent heroine Violette Szabo, along with other SOE(Special Operations Executive) heroes and heroines.
We also host paranormal investigations here at Littledean Jail.
Below is a paranormal clip by one of the paranormal organisations that hosts such events here, and a video of the Iranian embassy siege.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN, OR THOSE EASILY OFFENDED, DISTURBED OR OF A SENSITIVE NATURE.
LITTLEDEAN JAIL, CHURCH ST, LITTLEDEAN, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK. TEL: 01594 826659.
More than just a jail!
PHOTO SHOWS THE AFTERMATH OF THE MURDER SCENE AND FATAL SHOOTING OF WPC YVONNE FLETCHER WITH HER POLICE HAT SEEN HERE IN AND AMONGST SOME OF HER COLLEAGUES POLICE HELMETS.
See more at our extensive Crime Through Time Collection
Once you enter the jail, through where the old courthouse once stood (sadly demolished and ripped_out by its previous owners back in 1986) you will come face to face with an extraordinary Aladdin's Cave of curiosities. This eclectic private collection touches on a great many sad, disturbing, quirky and at times taboo subject matters - so again be warned!!!
It is an intriguing collection which includes a great many rare and historically significant exhibit items including the hangman’s noose that was used on the man they couldn't hang - John 'Babbacombe' Lee. The skull remains of the last man in Britain to be gibbetted, then hung, drawn and quartered and touching closer to more modern times, you'll find the tools and belongings of Gloucestershire’s infamous serial killers... Fred and Rose West on display.
Dave Courtney, 'Pretty Boy' Roy Shaw, Bruce Reynolds, Charlie Richardson, Freddie Foreman
"Yes, it's bizarre, macabre, disturbing, hard-hitting and ‘in-your-face’ in places. It's also a bit titillating here and there... at times ‘tongue in cheek’... but there’s also a light hearted bit of banter in the way some of the collection is presented. I'm sure that once you have seen all that is here you will agree that it's certainly different, unique and well worth the visit ???"
Andy Jones - The Jailer
'Mad' Frankie Fraser, The Krays, Kenny Noye, Martin McGuinness & Jerry Adams
“Crime in itself is not a pleasant subject matter and hence should not be presented or portrayed in a pleasant manner either!!!” Andy Jones - The Jailer
Fred & Rose West, Harold Shipman, Myra Hindley, Ian Brady & Peter Sutcliffe
LIFE OF CRIME: Bruce Reynolds