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The Judge's Lodging Museum

Address: Broad St, Presteigne LD8 2AD, Wales
Phone Number: 01544 260650
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Presteigne
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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English first
Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am generally not a fan of museums but this one is different ! You are free to wander around without the feeling of being watched over and the atmosphere of an old jail, come courthouse is really authentic. Thoroughly recommend for a spare hour or 2, and you will come away without feeling you have been overwhelmed with inforamation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I have been to the Judges Lodgings a few times, its place in Presteigne is so solid and a natural land mark for any one who is lucky enough to discover it off the beaten path. So the audio tour is enjoyable, around the gas lit building with a noticeable lack of ropes and shields to halt the public imagination... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very good value for money, very interesting, very friendly staff. Interactive exhibits made it interesting for all the family.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a fantastic place. We visited on a weekday afternoon and had the place to ourselves, remarkable considering how wonderfully atmospheric this attraction is. Audio tour very informative and well presented, allowing plenty of time to appreciate these unique surroundings. How live oil and gas lighting is permitted is astounding in this day and age but really makes the experience,... More 

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Crowle Worcester
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Superb educational and entertaining. Nothing to dislike and 2 hours well spent. Very informative especially the personal headphones. Do not miss this toally authentic

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This probably one of only a few museums where you are allowed to touch everything. You're free to walk around all the rooms at your own leisure nosing in drawers and cupboards. Fascinating to look around the old cells and courtroom. Love all the gas lamps everywhere. Thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited the museum with two friends . Really helpful staff and great experience. Plenty to see and very informative and entertaining audio tour . Much more to the building than you would ever guess from just looking at the outside, if in doubt go in based on our visit you won't be disappointed. Superbly restored using authentic materials.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

What a fascinating unusual and lovely museum. Very pleasant helpful staff. You can touch all the exhibits even though they are the original pieces! Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed this museum from ages 5 to 75. We read the children's guide book as we visited the rooms for interesting facts for the younger visitors. They found the horrid history... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very interesting museum and well worth a visit. Staff very helpful and audio sets available which added to the visit

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Love the fact you can touch, smell, explore... The audio is really good so I'm told. As a hearing aid user who'd forgotten my induction loop I couldn't use the headphones. They did manage to provide me with a transcript though. My grandsons aged 7 & 3 had a brilliant time. Parking is easy. This is a real gem and... More 

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