House of Correction Open Days

Folkingham, Lincolnshire

Saturday 17 May to Sunday 18 September 2022 - 10am-4pm

Entry is free but tickets must be pre-booked via EventBrite

Free tickets

houseofcorrection-history-1941-600x400.jpgPictured: House of Correction pre-restoration.

We are opening this building in conjunction with Heritage Open Days and the Folkingham Heritage Festival. Join us on these free public open days to learn more about this amazing building and its past.

This imposing structure was once the gateway to a prison capable of accommodating up to 70 wrongdoers. The inmates were not hardened criminals however. Most of them were guilty of minor felonies and misdemeanours such as petty theft, disorderly conduct or that once serious offence of idleness, which as all knew led rapidly to subversion. The building was acquired by the Trust in 1982 from its previous owners, Sir Arthur and Lady Petersen, who had rescued the building from demolition in 1965. Landmark restored the building in 1986 and it's not let for holidays.

History sheets and a children's activity pack will be available.

Please note that there is no parking at this property but you can park in the village.

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm