Shire Hall Courthouse

Shire Hall Courthouse Ghost Hunt – Dorchester. Dorset 2024



19th October 2024 - 8:00pm until 2:00am - Tickets £46 per person

Experience a night of ghost hunting at Shire Hall Courthouse in Dorchester, Dorset with Ghost Hunt Events on 19th October 2024, 8:00pm until 2:00am. Tickets £46 per person

History of the Shire Hall Courthouse
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset was Dorset's courthouse from 1797 until 1955. Through that time, it saw everything from the 1834 trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', to victims of mesmerism, child perpetrators and American GIs tried during the Second World War.

Discover the depths of the cold, dark cells, before ascending to the dock. Stand in the dock of the famous courtroom, where famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was a magistrate from 1884 until 1919.

See where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were held before being brought to trial, thereby sparking the Trade Union movement.

After ending its life as a court in 1955, Shire Hall was used as offices for West Dorset District Council (previously the Rural District Council).

Shire Hall Courthouse, Dorchester, Dorset Ghost Hunt
Date: 19th October 2024
Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Tickets: £46 per person - Deposit (£20) bookings available

VIP tickets available at Shire Hall Courthouse for £5 extra per person, see VIP info for information.


Book Shire Hall Courthouse on Saturday 19th October 2024 - £46 per person - 13 tickets available

What to Expect

Our team of experienced investigators will be on hand throughout the night so that you can participate in:-
- Vigils (in the dark)
- EVP (Ghost Voice) Experiments
- Ouija boards / Glass Divination
- Automatic writing, Dowsing and Pendulums
- Table tilting & rapping
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
and much more with our experienced Mediums & Paranormal Investigators.

Event will include:-
- Regular breaks
- No lengthy briefings or workshops
- Controlled sessions & 45mins - 1 hour with our Mediums
- Use of our ghost hunting equipment
- The number of groups depends on venue size.
- Free time for you to investigate / explore on your own
- Opportunity for lone vigils throughout the evening
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided for free in the breaks.

We can't guarantee spiritual or ghostly activity but we can guarantee that everything you experience will be 100% real.

Please note

Over 18s only - No accommodation provided - Suitable for all guests - All floors accessible via lift

Watch our edited highlights

Location of Shire Hall Courthouse

What Happens at the Event
Indoor Events
Our events are always 100% investigation and vigil events, we won't waste time by taking you on a history tour of the venue.

We will not usually talk about the history of the building unless people ask us to do so.
We don't hold workshops or briefing on equipment usage. Any equipment that you will be using throughout the event will be explained at the start of each session by our team leaders.

For the first few hours (usually 1 hour per session) you will be in a group and you will spend time with our Mediums doing séances, where they will try to get the active spirit to move you in some way (this is not designed to scare you) and with our paranormal investigators doing experiments, table tilting, glass divination, Ouija boards, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena a.k.a. ghost voice) experiments and other equipment experiments using the latest ghost hunting equipment.

After these controlled sessions you will have the opportunity to venture off on your own or in small groups to explore the venue or to hold lone vigils or re-visiting an activity that you enjoyed in our controlled sessions. In this part of the night you can use our ghost hunting equipment to do your own ghost hunt. You may take photos/videos with your own cameras throughout our ghost hunts. You may also use any of your own ghost hunting equipment during our controlled sessions.

What our customers say about previous Shire Hall Courthouse ghost hunts (previous 8 comments)

10 February, 2024
Had a good night and enjoyed it thanks

10 February, 2024
Thank you for a lovely night it was good as always

16 September, 2023
Thanks for the good night at Shire Hall last night

16 September, 2023
Excellent night with lots of activity, particularly with table tipping and Ouija boards. Poignant messages coming through on the ghost boxes as well

16 September, 2023
Thank you for a wonderful night at Shire Hall Court is was so well organised

12 November, 2022
Just want to say thank you so much we fully enjoyed this, we enjoyed participating in all the activities it's hard to say a favourite because they were all equally interesting and unexplainable on their own levels.

12 November, 2022
We had a great night with you guys and we’ll definitely book some more events

12 November, 2022
We had such an amazing time such a fab group very friendly team we cannot wait to book more with you!

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