The Hauntings Of The Shire Hall in Dorchester the county town of Dorset is a Haunting Nights Ghost Adventure not to be missed.

 The Old Court House and cells in Dorchester have a similar history to The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham with incarceration, trials and the sentencing for execution.  

 When renovations were taking place, workmen claimed they would return to work to find their tools had been moved, and they also reported heavy footsteps from within the empty courtroom above.

 The Shire Hall Courthouse and cells were in use from 1797 until 1955.

 In 1834  trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs took place here and in 1856 a domestic abuse case inspired Thomas Hardy to write ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles. 

 Spend time alone in the harrowing cold, dark cells, before ascending to the dock.

 See where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were held before being brought to trial.

 Stand in the courtroom, where famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was a magistrate from 1884 until 1919.

 Who will you meet in the shadows that still walk the corridors of The Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester?

 Book Your Overnight Ghost Hunt at Shire Hall in Dorchester, Dorset with Haunting Nights with just a £15 per person deposit and pay the balance 21 days prior to your event date.


The Shire Hall
High West Street, Dorchester
Dorset DT1 1UY

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During your night you will be taking part in various methods of Ghost Hunting to include Ouija boards, table tipping, glass divination, Psychic seances and along with modern day ghost hunting techniques.

Tea/coffee and squash along with crisps and biscuits will be available.

Local on street parking Limited Parking at the front of the location

Wear layered clothing to adjust to the temperature throughout the night.

Wear flat gripped footwear.

Local 24 hour car parking available

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