The Gaol first opened to the public in the year 2000 with an exhibition based around the Civic Societies Millennium Project. This captured all aspects of village life in Penkridge at the turn of the century including Housing, Communication, Businesses, Law & Order, Schools, Medical services, Shops, Environment, Transport & Travel, how people lived (snapshots of peoples lives through interviews with different types of households).

Over the years our exhibitions which change annually have been based around many interesting subjects which we feel the public will gain enjoyment from, being both educational and emotive.

The exhibitions have been : Agriculture, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, Carnivals, Waterways, The 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Flora & Fauna, Schools, Youth Organisations, William Southall, Penkridge Past & Present, Weddings, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Transport and Travel, Penkridge and the Great War and 'Our Homes - Our Heritage'

This year our subject is ”Our Noble Selves - People of Penkridge” . We open on Easter Saturday and the exhibition will remain open until the end of September.

Alongside our annual themes we also have other displays on view of the refurbishment of the old Gaol, the famous floods of 1958 along with an interesting variety of photo’s of old Penkridge – something for every one.

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