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Museum:The Shirehall Museum at Walsingham Abbey Grounds & The Shirehall

Museum, £2.50-£5.50

Accused cell at Walsingham Shirehall

Accused cell at Walsingham Shirehall

The accused awaits trial, small cell adjacent to the main courtroom at the Shirehall.

Due to COVID-19, please check directly with the venue/accommodation provider for potential new visiting and booking procedures.


The Shirehall Museum was converted from a rare survival, an original Georgian courthouse, also known as the Shirehall, which was in regular use until 1971. It now houses displays on the history of pilgrimage to Walsingham, law and order, and local photographs and artefacts. Local Tourist Information Centre and gift shop.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access. Historic Houses property. Historic Houses members admitted free except on charity days.

Opening details

Open in February 10am-4pm, weekends in March 11am-4pm, April-October 11am-4pm


Combined admission to Walsingham Abbey Grounds and the Shirehall Museum, Adult £5.50, children 6-16 £2.50. Under 6 free.


Common Place,
NR22 6BP


See location of Walsingham Abbey Grounds and The Shirehall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 938378  Lat: 52.89412 Long: 0.87440


In centre of Little Walsingham village, 4.5 miles north of Fakenham or south from Wells-next-the-Sea, off B1105

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from King's Lynn/Norwich station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Partial wheelchair access. Historic Houses property. Historic Houses members admitted free except on charity days.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree