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Historic Site:Shire Hall, Monmouth

Historic House, free entry

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Shire Hall, Monmouth

All of our businesses can now reopen, with no limits on numbers.

Please note that facemasks are still required in indoor public places in Wales, with the exception of hospitality businesses.

Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance here : https://gov.wales/coronavirus and plan your visit before setting off.

Address

Agincourt Square,
Monmouth,
Monmouthshire,
NP25 3DY

Contact

Enquiries

Details

We are open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Monmouth Town Council is open for business within the building.

There is no need to book ahead of your visit, but we will be limiting the number of visitors allowed in the Shire Hall at any one time and masks will still be required.

Should you have any queries, we are available online via email shirehall@monmouthshire.gov.uk or by calling 01600 775257.

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Welcome to the Shire Hall. A significant historic building in the Heart of Monmouth, South Wales.

The Shire Hall in Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Wales, is a prominent Grade I listed building in the town centre. Built in 1724, the Shire Hall was formerly the centre for the Assize Courts and Quarter Sessions for Monmouthshire. In 1839/40, the court was the location of the trial of the Chartist leader John Frost and others for high treason for their part in the Newport Rising. The Shire Hall is owned by Monmouthshire County Council and has audio-visual guides for visitors to Courtroom 1. It is currently used as a Tourist Information Centre and as the offices for Monmouth Town Council, and is open to the public in part.

The large rooms have also become an important part of Monmouth’s vibrant local community and hosts the local youth theatre group, various types of dance lessons, The Wye Valley artists and the Wyedean Embroiderers to name but a few.

Shire Hall was the scene of one of the most significant trials in British history when, in 1839/40, John Frost and other Chartists were tried for their involvement in the Chartist Riots in Newport. Courtroom 1 has been fully restored to how it looked in the 1840s and is fully interactive, allowing visitors to sit in the Judge’s chair and go down to the holding cells to experience first-hand the unpleasant conditions prisoners of the day had been subjected to.

Opening details

Shire Hall, Monmouth is open 3 days a week and Admission is FREE.

Shire Hall, Monmouth is open 3 days a week (except bank holidays) between 11.00 am and 16:00 pm from Monday, Tuesday and Saturday (holiday opening hours may vary). To contact Shire Hall, Monmouth, please email, or call 01600 775257. Follow Shire Hall, Monmouth on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest events, offers and information.

Prices

Free entry

Reviews

Directions

See location of Shire Hall, Monmouth on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 507128  Lat: 51.81207 Long: -2.71544

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
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