The Judge's Lodging Museum, Broad Street, Presteigne, Herefordshire, LD8 2AD
Step into the 1870s at the award-winning Judge’s Lodging and see how the world looked to the Victorian judges, their servants and felonious guests. Lit only by oil and gas lamps, you can wander through the judge’s private apartments, sit in his armchair or at his dining table. This is an historic house with a difference – you can touch. Below stairs you can pump water in the kitchen, and explore the servants’ sleeping quarters and workrooms. Damp cells and vast courtroom included! Eavesdropping audiotour of voices from the past to lead you around. Try your hand at some of our fun activities, including folding napkins for fine dining the Victorian way – don’t know how to turn your napkin into a little bootie to put your bread roll in? You will after a visit! ‘One of the world’s most appealing small museums’ Dr John Davies, historian. FOR THE KIDS: Special guidebook of interesting stuff and gross facts around the house; Be a Victorian detective and hunt down clues to discover who stole the Judge’s wig; Try your hand a copy drawing; Design a pudding fit for a Judge; Use just feel to work out mystery objects and more.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Wheelchair access restricted to ground floor. Lift to ground level in garden via Harper's Lane. Photo pack for inaccessible areas. Large print guides, magnifying glasses, audio tours and written guides in various languages.
In Presteigne town centre, on the Powys / Herefordshire border, just off B4362. Just follow the signs to Presteigne and once in the town there are plenty pointing the way. It is only a small town so it's very hard to get lost! Sat Nav users: Some sat navs lead drivers to Broad Street, New Radnor, a village about 6 miles away. Please, if you are being told to go on a road that does not lead to Presteigne, ignore it and carry on to the town. AA or RAC route-planners appear correct. Map link.
Presteigne Shire Hall Museum Trust
Date last modified: 26th July 2013 at 14:46