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Address: Shire Hall Mount Folly Square, Bodmin PL31 2DQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1208 76616
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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. Cast your vote against or in defence of Matthew Weeks, the accused of Charlotte... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
bettleskerys
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 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 place in the old courtroom where Matthew Weeks was tried. I can however promise you... More 

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 after being presented with the case then visit the holding cells/display .

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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 visit the Information Office where there are gifts and ideas for your holiday. Just yards... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 and our guide was incredibly helpful in terms of telling us all of the finer... More 

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

The Shire Hall is Bodmin's most magnificent building. It has been beautifully renovated and turned into a Tourist Office and museum of the old County Assize Courts. This is far from as stuffy as it sounds. A 19th century Court Room has been recreated in one of the original courts. It is populated with automatons representing all the principal characters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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 early as 15th century. I enjoyed the courtroom experience, a unique way of illustrating the... More 

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