Judge's Lodging

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Explore the fascinating world of the Victorian judges, their servants and felonious guests. From the stunningly restored judge’s apartments to the dingy servants’ quarters below, wander through their gaslit world. Family-friendly with a ‘hands-on’ policy. Vast courtroom and grim cells included. Featured on BBC2’s ‘Simon Schama’s History of Britain’. Tourist Information Centre and local history rooms also on site.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

1 March - 22nd December daily. Closed Mon/Tues in Nov/Dec. Any other time by prior arrangement.

Closed: 23rd December - 28th/29th February, but available for group bookings by prior arrangement.

Admission charges

Adult £5.25, Child £3.95, Concession £4.75, Family £15.00
Group Rates: Adult £4.75, Concession £4.75
Registered Disabled visitors free


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Tour transcripts also available in Welsh, French, Dutch and German

Period rooms contain predominantly original furnishings from the building. Additional collections include photographs and objects relevant to the Radnorshire Constabulary and the building's life as a court. It also houses the town's local history collection, which is strong on agricultural tools, trade items, and clothing.

Collection details

Agriculture, Costume and Textiles, Law and Order, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce

Key artists and exhibits

  • Radnorshire Constabulary
  • Joseph Murray Ince
  • Presteigne
  • Legal memoribilia
  • Mary Morgan tombstone
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Victorian Resources


Web resources for teachers, including primary materials, such as trial transcripts, trade directories and photographs of Victorians. Games and recipes to try at home or in the classroom, mystery objects, Victorian food and the Case of the Missing Underpants! Two Pdf packs for teachers on Victorian Schools and Victorian Toys, with lots of pictures, things to do and info.

How to obtain

Log on and go!

Judge's Lodging
Broad Street









Main Line/enquiries

01544 260650

Manager's Office

01544 260651


01544 260652

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