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If you are in Bodmin this is an excellent place to visit, very good value, interesting to hear first hand a trial with an opportunity to say if you think the person was guilty or not guilty. A very knowledgeable lady set the scene and...More
I discovered this in the “Best Days Cornwall” guide and as it seemed reasonably priced thought we would call in. To start with the lady giving the tour (30th) was brilliant. She was knowledgable, friendly and obviously enthusiastic about her work. The courtroom set up...More
I went here after a planned day out and was not disapointed. Although we felt outcome was predictable it gave you a sense of what things were like back then. Good way to use a spare hour to steer kids away from tech and shops...More
A very different and interesting way of presenting things.
It’s trial of a real murder (albeit condensed into half an hour or so) and on presentation of the evidence, you vote guilty or not guilty. It uses film (with actors), audio testimony (actors again) and...More
visited the courtroom after visiting Bodmin jail.I was a bit apprehensive at first.it turned out my husband and I were the only two on the jury. the young lady who took us into the courtroom was brilliant. She explained the case against Matthew Weeks and...More
A fantastic 2 hours spent here. The listed courtroom is genuine, as are the horse hair filled leather seats you can and will still sit on! A re-enactment of a local murder trial very cleverly done. At the end, you get to decide the guilty...More
This little gem is tucked away in the stunning building of Shire Hall in Mount Folly square in Bodmin.
It's a unique opportunity to sit in the audience at the trial of Matthew Weeks for the murder of his girlfriend Charlotte. The fun part is...More
Very enjoyable. Sit, listen to the case and decide if verdict was correct. Extremely well done and very good value.
Only drawback... the person who outlined the story before entering the courtroom should have been dressed as a court usher for authentication (black over gown).
Response from Courtroomexp | Property representative |
Hello from now through until 31st October inclusive, the Courtroom is open Mon - Fri, first session and 11 and then hourly throughout the day with the last tour commencing at 3pm. And Saturdays 11am and hourly until the... More
Hello from now through until 31st October inclusive, the Courtroom is open Mon - Fri, first session and 11 and then hourly throughout the day with the last tour commencing at 3pm. And Saturdays 11am and hourly until the last tour at 4pm. From 1st November through until the end of February, we operate to our winter hours - that is Mon - Fri with tours at 11am, 12 Noon and 1pm.
Admission is £3.95 adults, £2.95 concessions, £2.50 Children and £10.95 for a family ticket (2+3 or 1+4)
Let me know if there is anything else that you would like to know.
Shire Hall Manager