Face the Judge
Step back almost two centuries, take your seat on the benches of this historic courtroom, and witness justice in action. Visitors to Inveraray Jail get the unique chance to eavesdrop on sensational trials held in this very room, and taste the tension and atmosphere before the sentence is passed.
Over 6000 men women and children were sentenced in this room and we have prison records of every person who was imprisoned. To find out if any of your ancestors served time in Inveraray Jail, visit our prison records
The courtroom itself is spectacular, with its high roof and central podium for the Judge, but it is the superb life-like models and soundtrack that bring the court to life. Even for visitors who have been before it is sometimes impossible to tell who are visitors and who are not!
The realistic soundtrack is based on the transcripts of real trials held in the courtroom. Listen to the court in action and decide for yourself if the accused is innocent or guilty!
Great day out for all age groups!
The prison warder was a big hit with the children
Best attraction we've visited in a long time, thank you!
The Harrison Family
My boyfriend seemed very amused at being able to lock me up and even whip me........!
Enjoyable day out. Good value for money.
Mr Annison, Derby
Very well done - especially female prisoner. Would recommend this to anyone!
Enjoyed everything. Great having actual live actors.
It was very good. I especially liked trying out the hammock and the whipping table!
The guides were really good to Jack (aged 9) and to Gran and Grandad.
Excellent, what else can I say!
Mrs Bell, Minto
Morning well spent.
Mrs Einstein, Haifa
I thought the guard in the new jail was a dummy, till he moved!
The matron locked me in a cell, but I was cheeky!
A Captivating Experience!
Mr Burns, Dumfries
The guides were really good. Well done!
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