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The Courtroom Experience

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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
via mobile
A good hour spent for a good price

Very interesting tour at a good price. Only takes about an hour but worth going to. Holding cells... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Alastair B
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Shire Hall Mount Folly Square | Mount Folly, Bodmin PL31 2DQ, England
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very interesting tour at a good price. Only takes about an hour but worth going to. Holding cells are good and lady doing tour gave lots of information.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sezza B
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol A
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NeensAnn
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place to visit in Bodmin. Really interesting not just Bodmin history. Brilliant we could go down to the cells and we could take our dog with us....worth the visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Claire A
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gemma J
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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).

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Patricia A
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Alun D
11 October 2016|
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
10 August 2015|
Response from Summer1978 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course..we love dogs here! Dogs are welcome in all areas. :0) Wendy