The Courtroom Experience
Type: Heritage/Visitor Centre
In 1844 on the wind-swept slopes of Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, the body of a local girl Charlotte Dymond was found. Her murder has intrigued ever since.
On the 2 August 1844, farmhand Matthew Weeks came to trial at the Shire Hall for the murder of young Charlotte Dymond.
In the very courtroom in which Matthew was tried you watch a 30 min re-enactment - and before the historic verdict is pronounced - you have the chance to vote Matthew ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’.
Next it’s down to the holding cells, where in the chilly air, you can almost sense the ghosts of anxious prisoners awaiting their fate.
Also don't miss a chance to visit our Cornish craft giftshop and keep an eye out for our special events.