As a narrator suddenly appears from out of the darkened court room & gives his historical chronicle to events in Berrima all in 5.1 surround sound. This visual prelude also includes the trial of the infamous murderers of the 1840s. As you are encircled on all sides by jury, public gallery, clerks of the court, barristers, the judge, and the accused this all goes to enhance the occasion. The terrible and final judgment will astonish most as the judge suddenly appears and makes his final summation as to what happens after execution. We promise you a most memorable encounter at the Berrima Courthouse.
Open 7 days 10.00am - 4.00pm
What remains of the past is giving the Historic Village of Berrima its future as thousands of visitors continue to discover the charm of Australia’s best-preserved colonial Georgian village. Berrima was established in the 1830s during a time of great exploration and pastoral expansion. It was a time when Australia began its march towards nationhood.
Through Berrimas busy streets and country lanes paraded a raw and riotous collection of early nineteenth century inhabitants. When visiting historic Berrima a must see on your arrival is a visit to the Berrima courthouse.
To day visit to the courthouse is much more a unique theatrical experience rather than a foreboding one. The Berrima courthouse late last year completed a mammoth project in producing and installing a spectacular Son et Lumiere (sound & light show) titled "Treachery Treason & Murder" a dramatic and moving audio visual experience masterfully depicting the most infamous trial of the 1840s.
As you walk into the main courtroom you are surrounded on all sides by juror's public gallery, witnesses, and barrister's clerks of the court. As the preamble comes to a conclusion the judge appears out of the darkened courtroom to commence his sentencing of the two murderers. His final summation and orders will chill you. All in all in its latest incarnation the Berrima courthouse still provides those that enter a glimpse into our early 1830s justice system, albeit without the risk of a lengthy sentence to prison or even a more somber outcome the death sentence. The Berrima courthouse has become one of the "must see" attractions for those that visit the southern highlands & historic Berrima.
Concession seniors $9.00
School children $6.00
High school students $8.00
Family pass two adults no limit on number of children $20.00
Join APPI for this 4 hour event, where we will take you to through this historic precinct, tell you some stories, and then we will search to see if we can make contact with any of the spirits who may still remain.
?Using our technical equipment plus some spiritual methods, this is a great night out - and even better, a great weekend away!