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Good Art Displays

The art on display is really nice, the courtroom reenactment is brilliant. You get to choose where... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
The old court House

A bit disappointed really went to the old court house a few year's ago , wanted to show the... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Ann H
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Shire Hall is now closed and awaiting a decision on its future. It used to house a small gallery and coffee house but unfortunately these have had to close until a decision is made on the future use of this building.

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The art on display is really nice, the courtroom reenactment is brilliant. You get to choose where you want to sit and listen to the story. It's a massive shame that the council is closing it soon.

Thank jakegoestravelling
Reviewed 25 April 2017

A bit disappointed really went to the old court house a few year's ago , wanted to show the children what it looked like in the court, the figures weren't there. so how can you shoe small child what it looks like and who does...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited Shire Hall gallery as a family to see a photographic exhibition. In addition to the exhibition it is possible to see the old law courts and there are various bits and pieces of information about infamous Stafford criminals. I didn't think that the...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I went in to here without expectations and was pleasantly surprised by the art gallery showcasing local and national artists pieces. They also have other activities available for visitors throughout the year.

Thank Beancake1704
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We brought our girls one Saturday when we had some time to kill before a family lunch. Well worth it. There were some arts and crafts and the old court to look around as well as the art gallery. For free, indoor, town centre entertainment...More

Thank jjbarnesrose
Reviewed 18 February 2017

come to stafford , the town has more to it than it looks, from the grade 2 listed shire hall to the beautiful Cannock chase on the out skirts. we boast the oldest building in the ancient high house and possibly the oldest tea rooms...More

Thank sueY3864KP
Reviewed 10 February 2017

A lovely building containing the old Court houses, quite a spooky atmosphere here and well described in the Gallery info boards. I call in every time I'm in town and there is always a new artists portfolio to admire in the well lit gallery in...More

1  Thank TheKaptain
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I really enjoyed the exhibition in the gallery. There would be something of interest to everyone - one subject represented by many different medias and art forms. Then there is the old courtroom and the holding cells. These contained a separate exhibition pertaining to its...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place, lots of paintings, think they're for sale. Extremely grand building one of the highest in the town I think! Come if you like art. Oh, and check out the court room reenactment!

Thank jakegoestravelling
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