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image for Historic Site item typeHistoric Courtroom & Holding Cell at Shire Hall Gallery

  • Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark

Historic Site, free entry


Historical Court Room

Historical Court Room



01785 278345


Market Square,
ST16 2LD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct Lost Generation
Sat 10 Sep - Sat 29 Oct Sweethearts - Morwenna Catt
Sat 29 Oct Creaky Cinema: Halloween Special


The Shire Hall is a Grade 2* listed building which used to be the Crown Court for the County of Staffordshire. Now it is home to a contemporary art gallery, craft shop and one of the best preserved historic court rooms dating back 200 years. The Holding Cell under Court 1 is also open for public viewing.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Multi-sensory room available free of charge - prior booking recommended.

Opening details

Monday: 9:30 - 17:00, Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00, Wednesday - Saturday: 9:30 - 17:00, Sunday: 13:00 - 16:00

Closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday, May Day, May Bank Holiday Monday, August Bank Holiday Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Gallery also closes for exhibition changes. For exact dates please visit our website.


Free entry



See location of Shire Hall Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SJ 922233  Lat: 52.80718 Long: -2.11689

Located in the centre of Stafford and easily accessible from all major routes into town.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 km from Stafford station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Multi-sensory room available free of charge - prior booking recommended.

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