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
Courtroom sessions run hourly throughout the day:
March, April, May & October
Mon - Fri - 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Saturdays - 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
June, July, August & September
Mon - Sat - 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm
November, December, January & February (we are closed for Christmas and New Year)
Mon - Fri - 11am, 12pm & 1pm
It is not essential to book, however there are occasions throughout the year where a Courtroom Experience session will be closed for a large group booking, so please call on the day you wish to visit to check the sessions available.
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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