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The Courtroom Experience

Shire Hall Mount Folly Square | Mount Folly, Bodmin PL31 2DQ, England
+44 1208 76616
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Great Insight into penal system in years gone by

We didn't quite know what to expect, but based on TripAdvisor reviews, decided to give it a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula L
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Great activity

Great informational place to experience what life was like. It was great to interact with the court... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
breezeuk1
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Shire Hall Mount Folly Square | Mount Folly, Bodmin PL31 2DQ, England
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+44 1208 76616
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't quite know what to expect, but based on TripAdvisor reviews, decided to give it a bash. There was only 2 of us sat in the mock up of the old crown court, we sat in the public gallery, with the dummy characters sat...More

Thank Paula L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great informational place to experience what life was like. It was great to interact with the court case and see the awful conditions of the cells below. Was a little disappointed as I thought it was live actors not dummy’s but that was me being...More

Thank breezeuk1
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Courtroomexp, General Manager at The Courtroom Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awww yes, wouldn't it be quite exciting if there was some real drama being acted out in front of you. I like that idea...Thank you for sharing your experience :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent hour spent reviewing a court case from 1880's. You are the jury and sit in the old court room while the court case is played out. At the end you press a button to give your verdict. A trip down to the cells...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonably priced activity for a family. 2 teens enjoyed. Case was a genuine murder case that happened in Bodmin and was heard at these courts. Small museum opposite, making it a good way to spend a couple of hours especially if the weather isn’t great.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant value for money (£10.95 for a family of five). Fascinating insight into how the justice system did (or maybe didn’t) work in the past. Voice actors can be a little difficult to understand at times but everyone enjoyed it. Visiting the holding cells was...More

Thank Bryan J
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My partner and I visited The Courtroom experience over the Easter weekend and we were not disappointed. It took approximately one hour and represented good value for money. Our female guide was very friendly and we could tell that she was very enthusiastic about the...More

Thank garethharfoot
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my 13 year old and 12 year old on good Friday. The fees were reasonable although I realised I could have got cheaper entry as they do student and other concession discounts. However, the cashier made an assumption on the tickets I...More

Thank cn0rris1
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and had an hour to waste before we could check into our holiday cottage. We went into the tourist information centre which adjoined the courtroom experience and found out about it there. We thought it would waste a bit of...More

Thank Charlotte W
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Reasonably priced and very informative. Dog friendly which is nice to find. Enjoyed the interactive parts and the story was interesting.

Thank Steve G
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Courtroomexp, Manager at The Courtroom Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Thank you very much...Yes we love welcoming canine visitors to the Courtroom Experience :)

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Extremely interesting and informative and shows the possible judicial injustices of our history The cells at the end were also a true indication of how things used to be Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and with only a small group was happy to talk to...More

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Alun D
11 October 2016|
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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
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jesolimoor
10 August 2015|
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Response from Summer1978 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course..we love dogs here! Dogs are welcome in all areas. :0) Wendy
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