Old Crown Court and Cells

Old Crown Court and Cells
Stratton House
High West Street
Dorchester
Dorset
DT1 1UZ
England

Website

www.westdorset.com/site/old-crown-court-and-cells-p131723

www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=232

E-mail

Tourism

tourism@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Telephone

Tourism

01305 252241

Fax

Tourism

01305 257039

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The historic courtroom
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Famous for the trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1834. The courtroom only is open all year FREE of charge. To experience the full effect, for groups and school visits, book with an experienced guide who will bring the 200 hundred years of gruesome crime and punishment alive.

Stand in the dock and sit in the dimly lit cells where prisoners waited for their appearance before the judge. To book please contact the Tourism Team.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Access to courtroom only; 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Private group tours All Year - To book, please contact 01305 252241

Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Admission charges

FREE access to courtroom only throughout the year. Experience the gruesome 200 year history of the courtroom and cells with an experienced guide during the summer opening at a charge of £2 for adults whilst children go FREE!

Collection details

Law and Order, Social History

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