Learning Experiences at Shire Hall, Monmouth for KS3

The Shire Hall, Monmouth, is a grade 1 listed building with a certain notoriety and a long history. It was purpose built as the County Court in 1724 and, since that date, has been home to the Assizes and Quarter Sessions and, later, the Borough and Magistrates Court. It was even a designated public air raid shelter during WW2, but it’s the events of 1839/40 that really put Shire Hall on the map when it hosted the infamous trial of the Monmouthshire Chartists.

Trials, Treason and Transportation

You can explore the origins of our democratic system through our Chartist workshop Trials, Treason and Transportation and re-enact the trial of John Frost in the very courtroom where it happened.


Click here to view our workshop booking information for teachers

If you have any questions about learning experiences at Shire Hall please contact the learning team on 07929 044653 or 07790 954802 or email karinmolson@monmouthshire.gov.uk or helenhenley@monmouthshire.gov.uk