We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Courtroom Experience

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Well Done

A very different and interesting way of presenting things. It’s trial of a real murder (albeit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
seagullrob
,
Brisbane, Queensland
via mobile
very interesting

visited the courtroom after visiting Bodmin jail.I was a bit apprehensive at first.it turned out my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol A
via mobile
Read all 147 reviews
28
All photos (28)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“holding cells”(37 reviews)
“court room”(15 reviews)
“shire hall”(13 reviews)
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
Oct
10°
Nov
Dec
Contact
Shire Hall Mount Folly Square | Mount Folly, Bodmin PL31 2DQ, England
Website
+44 1208 76616
Call
Reviews (147)
Filter reviews
147 results
Traveller rating
96
40
5
4
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
96
40
5
4
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews holding cells court room shire hall same building press a button crown court an absolute bargain public gallery interesting experience well worth a visit background info information centre takes place value for money set the scene information regarding great activity
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank NeensAnn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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).

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting experience, the case that is presented by the courtroom experience is a real life murder that happened in the 1800s, and there is lots of speculation about what actually happened. The building it’s set in is the actual building the court case happened...More

Thank izcoley98
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting and well put together. Tour guide Debbie made the tour enjoyable and was very knowledgable about the subject and answered all the questions put to her. Would recommend a visit and not an expensive entrance fee (£3.95 adults £2.50 child).

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Visited last week with children aged 15, 12, 8, 6. Was somewhat disappointed in this attraction. The guide who first explained the crime we were going to be listening about spoke very quietly and quickly and rushed it so fast I could hardly keep up...More

Thank Katycrunch18
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited the experience after seeing it while walking round the town. Very cheap (under £4 each) for about an hour of "infotainment", though the animatronics were limited, basic and felt old fashioned in today's world of available technology! If you have an hour to...More

1  Thank Kevin C
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Westberry Hotel & Restaurant
311 reviews
.19 km away
White Hart Inn
120 reviews
.21 km away
Premier Inn Bodmin Hotel
556 reviews
1.04 km away
Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club
538 reviews
2.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 76 nearby restaurants
Hole in the Wall
212 reviews
.14 km away
The Weavers
108 reviews
.05 km away
The Pad
29 reviews
.06 km away
Malcolm Barnecutt
86 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 41 nearby attractions
Cornwall's Regimental Museum
114 reviews
.64 km away
Bodmin & Wenford Railway
779 reviews
.60 km away
South West Coast Path - St Catherine's Castle, Fowey
34 reviews
.79 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Alun D
11 October 2016|
Answer
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
3
Votes
jesolimoor
10 August 2015|
Answer
Response from Summer1978 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course..we love dogs here! Dogs are welcome in all areas. :0) Wendy
2
Votes