Events for Spring
20th Apr Public
Vigil - Derby Gaol
20th Apr Derby Murder Walk
13th May Dolphin Ghost Walk
18th May Derby Murder Walk
24th May Public Vigil - Derby Gaol
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Pub Crawls now available
Call 08000 277928 to arrange your event
Visit Derby Gaol Extra to download brochures, to view the
latest images from the gaol corridor cam and much much more.
Or, you could visit our facebook page
Derby Gaol is a working museum which is open to the public.
Having been through many incarnations (including a nightclub)
since it's construction, it was eventually bought in 1997
by paranormal investigator, and dedicated historian Richard
Felix. It was then restored after much hard work, to it's
current condition, mirroring as closely as possible, its
Derby Gaol Audio Tour, Narrated by Richard Felix
Open on Saturdays only except by prior arrangement
The Gaol is also available for private
tours during the week for parties of 10 or more at a price of
£3 per head. Please phone the free phone number below to
For any information on the opening hours or other events please telephone:
Click here for directions and map
the Gaol has two cells: The Condemned Cell and the Debtor's
Cell. Each one features the original doors which have been
rehung, complete with the prisoners' original 'graffiti'...
names, dates, and day markers, etched into the wood, marking
down how many days the prisoner had until execution.
The Gaol, always an important piece of Derby's history,
was brought to the nation's attention several years ago
by TV's 'Most Haunted' (of which the owner, Richard Felix,
is also a part). This twenty four hour investigation in
Derby bought the whole area, but especially the Gaol, to
a much greater and more widespread audience than it had
ever had. It has rapidly become a popular destination for
ghosthunters, serious investigators, or just the curious.
Whatever your interest, this site is here to represent one
of Derby's most famous places.
Lacy Powell, aged 25. Crime: Highway robbery. Sentence:
Death. Year of sentence: 1801