Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is now open, bringing over 200 years of justice and injustice to life.

court roomShire Hall is a brand new Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset. Discover the stories of people whose lives were changed, and in some cases ended, by their experiences in this building. Walk through the cells in the footsteps of the thousands of accused people waiting to discover their fate upstairs in the court. There are digital interactives, wigs, gowns and hats to try on, and lots of surprises to discover! This is a great day out for all the family.