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Interesting experience

Visited January 2019. My wife and I were the only ones in the real life court. The guide gave a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike F
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Interesting Experience

If you are in Bodmin this is an excellent place to visit, very good value, interesting to hear... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Jeff W
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting and well put together.
Tour guide Debbie made the tour enjoyable and was very knowledgable about the subject and answered all the questions put to her.
Would recommend a visit and not an expensive entrance fee (£3.95 adults £2.50 child).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Visited last week with children aged 15, 12, 8, 6.
Was somewhat disappointed in this attraction.
The guide who first explained the crime we were going to be listening about spoke very quietly and quickly and rushed it so fast I could hardly keep up with the info she was telling us... my kids were completely lost at this stage. She got the information wrong quite a few times which didn’t help.
When actually watching the courtroom experience the voices of the characters were often talking over each other and some characters giving evidence were not there in model form but were lit up as previous characters which was very confusing.
The courtroom experience is a novel idea but lacks technical finesse and is basic to say the least.
my children were not very impressed by it so would not really recommend unless your really stuck for things to do on a rainy day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Katycrunch18
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited the experience after seeing it while walking round the town. Very cheap (under £4 each) for about an hour of "infotainment", though the animatronics were limited, basic and felt old fashioned in today's world of available technology!

If you have an hour to fill and nearby, worth a visit, but probably not something you'd make a specific visit for!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank F8543EIkevinc
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is a first stop place to visit as it tells a true life story, of Matthew Weeks and his girl friend Charlot, Matthew is accused and later hung for her murder....but did he do it, or was he set up by those above him in status...well, you get to choice..you won't be disappointed as you hear the evidence and wax characters take their part...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit. Very interesting and the holding cells were an eye opener into prisoner conditions.Well worth a visit.It was excellent being a member of the jury and voting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maria F
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