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Captivating place to spend some time.

See life as it was. This is a very interestingplace to visit, especialy on a rainy day. See the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Gordon A
Presteigne, United Kingdom
Victorian Life as it was lived

My third trip ot this place. It is the best presentation of living in a Victorian house you will... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Shirehall Broad Street, Presteigne LD8 2AD, Wales
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All reviews audio tour oil lamps well worth a visit court room servants quarters fascinating insight step back in time victorian times own pace guide book a great place to spend touch things victorian house the kitchen gas lights wonderful visit all ages
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautifully maintained example of this type off accommodation for circuit judges. Well worth a visit, but most people are much more interested in what went on below stairs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rdwells56
Reviewed 7 November 2018

See life as it was. This is a very interestingplace to visit, especialy on a rainy day. See the courtroom and sit in the Judges chair. Go down into the kitchens and experiance how hard it was to cook in such dark conditions. Tere is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon A
Reviewed 14 October 2018

My third trip ot this place. It is the best presentation of living in a Victorian house you will get. The fact that it is lit by oil lamps and gas lamps makes this uniquely authentic. The fact that you can touch the objects and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wulfruna
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This location takes you back in time, truely educational but, as important, serves up a great Tea & Cakes. The tour is well worth the hour and it's so easy to walk around with the Walkman Tape. Standing in the Courtroom was so entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DennisAllum
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Very interesting place well worth a visit, great to be able to touch things and sit on beds and chairs including the court room. A good audio tour, very friendly staff. plenty of history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Really enjoyed being able to touch the exhibits, sit at the dining table, ferret through the drawers, great idea that could be taken up by other museums. The oil lamps were a stroke of genius too, the smell put you right at that point in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lynne j
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A really amazing place to visit, it was great walking around the rooms etc,we were greeted by a friendly young man and he explained how to use the audio equipment then you were left to walk your own pace, around the building. I would say...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D3246RZkarenb
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The visit starts with a short and entertaining talk in the Court Room and visitors are given an audio guide so that they can look at the exhibits at their own pace. Narrated by the actor Robert Hardy, the audio includes scenarios and anecdotes from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

What a find! The whole house is exactly as it was over a hundred years ago and you are allowed to pick things up, touch or sit at the table, which really adds to the experience. We especially enjoyed the audio tour and had a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Adele T
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Feels like you are stepping back in time. Informative and spooky at the same time. Worth a visit. Each room.looks like nothing has been move. The gas lights add to the atmosphere

Date of experience: August 2018
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