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Are you ready to spend the full night participating in a spooky ghost hunt and sleepover at a former police station in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire?
The Old Nick Theatre in Gainsborough is a terrifying place for an overnight ghost hunt. Since it’s opening over 23 tormented deaths have been documented to of occurred here, more than many locations ten times its size. This location boasts very dark cells and corridors for you to investigate and of course, to sleep in. This is a place that only the brave should enter. Join the Haunted Houses team at The Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough, at what was once the centre of justice for the town of Gainsborough. This is a special ghost hunt that will excite even the most experienced paranormal investigator and newbie alike.
Your event includes 12 hours on location. Spend time investigating the many areas of the Old Nick Theatre, from the police quarters, creepy cells, exercise yards to the old courtroom upstairs, which now serves its purpose as a theatre!
Your ghost hunt at The Old Nick Theatre will see you exploring all areas of the building made available to us, where you will be able to experience glass divination, table tipping and a group human pendulum experiment. Plus, for those comfortable enough – Ouija boards will also be on hand for you to use – all to aid your communication with the dead. Also, you will have a whole host of the most up-to-date ghost hunting gadgets to use whilst you carry out your ghost hunt. Taking part in spirit call-outs and wait to see what happens in the silence that follows. Haunted Houses likes to work in small teams to give you the very best experience possible. For the very brave lone vigils (ghost hunting in a room all alone) are very popular and plenty of opportunities to do so will be given.
About this ghost hunt sleepover:
Pick a spot to bed down for the night, the choice of sleeping areas is yours, and if you are brave enough you can sleep in one of three VERY active prison cells!! Don’t worry – there are also more comfortable and warmer areas to sleep in the building so a sleepover at the Old Nick caters for all.
- Ghost hunting in small, personal groups
- An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment
- Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
- A Psychic medium on hand to give guidance on most ghost hunts
- Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
- Full use of our equipment
- Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits
- A light breakfast included in the morning
- A friendly, energetic and professional team delivering an amazing experience
- This location has no sleeping facilities, you are required to bring your own camp beds and sleeping bags/pillows
- We will provide all refreshments throughout the night inclusive
- This location has no shower facilities. Hand basins only
- This location has street parking only
- This location is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with mobility issues
- All attendees must be 18 years or older
- Guests are to bring any personal snacks, medications and wash items as per required
- This is a very dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
- All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
Ghostly Activity includes Dark shadowy figures and frightening poltergeist activity in the dark derelict police cells. Figures have been seen in the theatre area which was used as the Old Court. Disembodied voices, loud footsteps and a dark sinister presence have also been reported. With over 25 deaths inside this Old Police Station no wonder it holds so many ghosts.
Our previous visits have seen high amounts of activity, from locked off trigger objects being moved, to whistles coming out of the darkness. The Old Nick is the favourite haunted location for many of the Haunted Houses team.
The Old Nick was built in 1850 and served as the towns Police station and magistrates court for over one hundred years, which housed the town’s most notorious criminals until 1970. In 1979 it was purchased by the Gainsborough Theatre Company and the court room was converted into a small theatre. Small café added and is still used to this day as a venue for entertainment.
In 2017 the neglected cells and police station which had remained untouched since its closure in the 1970’s, was transformed into a Police museum which now houses a large display of local Police and crime memorabilia.