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“A unique experience which we will always remember.”

The Judge's Lodging Museum
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Trowbridge
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A unique experience which we will always remember.”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We had wanted to visit this attraction since it first opened over 10 years ago, but being a little off the map,found it difficult to arrange.
It consists of a number of rooms furnished from the period when it was used as the judges lodgings,together with the Court Room. Considerable thought has gone in to the way the whole experience is presented to visitors & you need to allow a minimum of 90 minutes to see everything. You are guided around by a personal headset, which gives you views of different members of staff employed there at the time. The cells used by the Court were included as well as a room set aside to the History of The Radnorshire Police Force which had 22 Officers, which became part of the larger Mid Wales Constabulary in 1948.
There is a very good Shop ,with plenty of interesting souvenirs of local origin. The staff were very helpful & it was a most worthwhile visit.

Visited July 2011
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wales
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Such Fun”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Such a fun place, had lots of laughs with dressing up and masks, along with learning a lot about the history, area and place, well recomended, as other reviewers have covered most things little else to say,only negative is parking restrictions in the town, is it council policy to drive people away, would have liked to have spent more time in town, but proved to be more hassel than it was worth.

Visited August 2011
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West Midlands
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Atmospheric”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

I love this tourist attraction. I have been twice now, this time I took my husband and he loved it too. There is so much to see and do. Unlike many museums where you can look but not touch this is not the case here you are encouraged to touch things. The court room re-enactment with masks and compentary is very informative. Both adults and children will enjoy this visit.

Visited July 2011
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Willey Lane Farm
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 24 August 2010

Am on holiday in Wales with my 7 year old daughter - this is well worth the money (which I may say is not all that much to be honest) - excellent way to see how things were not too long ago.

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brixtonbelle
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautifully restored victorian building”
Reviewed 23 August 2007

During our week based just south of Ludlow we popped over the border into Wales to visit this museum, recommended by a very enthusiastic lady in Ludlow Tourist Information. And she was right!. Beautifully restored victorian building that was at once holding cells, police station, court room & lodgings for visiting judges. Good audio guide & lots of infomation about interior decoration (paint, wallpaper, furniture etc). Excellent 'below stairs' with servants hall, kitchen, pantry etc. All lit by oil lamps & gas lights. A good exhibition on the local geology & history and a museum cat! A secret gem.

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