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The Judge's Lodging Museum

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Address: Shirehall Broad Street, Presteigne LD8 2AD, Wales
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+44 1544 260650

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One of the best historic attractions I have been to in years.

I was not sure when we went, but this turned out to be a fantastic place to visit. the buildings included the old judges residence, servants quarters, jails and court room, plus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David G
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Costly for this type of venue The town has a fascinating history of Mary Morgan hung for killing her baby by flawed justice Yet the story given in the judges house is about a poacher Sentenced for poaching they do not capitalise on the only interesting thing about presteign No one goes to hear about a poacher. They have moved... More 

Thank Margb56
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26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not sure when we went, but this turned out to be a fantastic place to visit. the buildings included the old judges residence, servants quarters, jails and court room, plus some exhibition rooms. The audio guide was good at giving an overview of the rooms. Visitors were also encouraged to sit on the chairs and be more hands... More 

1 Thank David G
Surrey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

good, interesting atmospheric exhibition and some second han d books. Knowledgable staff and a very good shop with lots of local information.

1 Thank Susy202
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great for families and adults. Very interesting with plenty to see, touch, read, learn and explore. Never realised we have such a great place on our door step.

1 Thank chickens13
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What a brilliant attraction listen to audio to transport yourself back to the times of the olden day courts brilliant for all members of the family any age and a tearoom on site with a lovely gift shop

2 Thank phil h
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238 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Endorsing all the other positive reviews... real smell of real oil lamps and real gas lights.... no flickering led substitutes here.... and then the cassette tape Walkman audio guides - a retro treat from the 70s added to the centuries older attraction. Wonderful to hear that great the span Robert Hardy on the audio guide. This is a unique attraction... More 

2 Thank pjl29
Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Finding that I had a couple of hours to spare and having been told that the Judge's Lodging house was well worth a visit, I decided to have a look for myself. How glad I am that I did. This is real history at its very best. Here you see what it was really like to be in such a... More 

4 Thank RichardDI
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99 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are in mid Wales with a couple of hours to spare you should visit this attraction. Dating back to the mid 1850's it is a fascinating insight into a judges lodging and the lives of the staff both upstairs and down below. Using a very well formulated audio guide you are able to walk around the various rooms... More 

3 Thank Roy W
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Really interesting museum to visit and the audio guide brings the house and experience alive. Really worth a visit.

2 Thank AnnieHowieB123
Southam, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Fantastic staff, very informative. You are encouraged to touch, move and explore everything. Your admission also includes unlimited visits for 12 months. Absolutely brilliant. Again, great staff.

2 Thank GRAHAM S

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