About Courtroom Experience
Do you love a good murder mystery?
Always fancied doing jury service?
What to experience Victorian Cornish History?
Then visit the Courtroom Experience, an award winning visitor attraction at the heart of Cornwall.
The Courtroom Experience is an interactive, guided tour of the original country courts of Cornwall. The experience is led by one of our knowledgeable Courtroom Ushers who will be your tour guide and will meet you in the foyer to take you through the experience. the tour begins with a short talk giving you some information about the building and some background to the story of Matthew Weeks and Charlotte Dymond
Then the usher will take you into the original courtroom where you will be invited to take a seat. Here the usher will introduce you to the characters in the courtroom and give some snippets of information to think about during the trial.
The trial then begins and is a mixture of lights, film and animatronics and the case of Matthew Weeks is told.
Towards the end of the trial you are asked to vote, based on what you have seen, whether you think that Matthew was guilty or not guilty of the crime. The trial culminates with the historical outcome of the trial.
The usher finally takes you down to the original holding cells where you can stand inside on the tiny, gloomy cells.
The whole experience takes about one hour.
Attraction details add to itinerary
2015 Opening hours
2nd January 2015 28th February 2015 Mon Fri Sessions 11am - 12 Noon and 1pm
1st March 31st May Mon Fri 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm and these Saturday openings 28th March, 4th April, 11th April, 2nd May, 17th May, 24th May, 30th May with court sessions from 11am and hourly until the last session at 4pm.
1st June 30th September Mon Saturday 11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
1st November 2014 to 28th February 2015
Monday to Friday with sessions at 11am,12 Noon and 1pm.
However, please feel free to give us a call and check the availability of the session you'd like to visit.
Adults £3.95, Concessions £2.95 Children £2.50, Family £10.95 [2+2, 2+3 or 1+3)
We also offer good group rates please contact us on 01208 76616 and press option 1 and we would be happy to discuss your visit.
For our 24 hour information line please call 01208 76616 and select option 6
Information & Contact
The Courtroom Experience can be found in the Shire Hall, once the old County Courts. Located at the very heart of Bodmin, it is easy to find and has two large car parks both within a 2 minute walk of the building., PL31 2DQ
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