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Courtroom Experience worth a visit

For such a small town the Shire Hall punches above its weight with decent exhibits, a shop and the... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
AndySING73
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Bawtry, United Kingdom
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The courtroom experience is a must.

For only £3.50 per person, the courtroom experience in Shire Hall is a must do for all tourists... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
ktarnb1
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London, United Kingdom
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4 Aug 2018
“Courtroom Experience worth a visit”
24 Aug 2016
“The courtroom experience is a must.”
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

For such a small town the Shire Hall punches above its weight with decent exhibits, a shop and the courthouse experience which is worth a visit if you’ve an hour to spare (which we had!) Our 11 year old enjoyed it but our 8 year...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

For only £3.50 per person, the courtroom experience in Shire Hall is a must do for all tourists. Cast your vote against or in defence of Matthew Weeks, the accused of Charlotte Dymond's mysterious murder that took place in the Victorian era. The experience takes...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 16, 2015

+ a pleasant cheap way to spend a couple of hours on a wet day good range of tourist information, interesting local art display on when we visited. Courtroom experience (small charge) where you can take part in a historic trial and pass you judgement...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank allen3
Reviewed April 16, 2015

On Bodmin Moor, near Roughtor, poor Charlotte Dymond was murdered in 1844. Who did it? Was it her boyfriend Matthew Weeks. You have to decide in the Courtroom of Shire Hall. Afterwards you can visit the cells, have a coffee in Shire Hall lounge and...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Val H
Reviewed July 25, 2014

I am a law student at the University of the West of England, therefore this attraction was very interesting for me. The courtroom experience was a very good recreation of what a Victorian case would have been like. The holding cells were also rather interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Dom M
Reviewed June 22, 2012

I love history and so I loved this tourist attraction of Bodmin. I liked it better than the Bodmin museum which was beside it. I appreciate the information I read in the reception and the interactive computer about the punishments done in the place as...More

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