Berrima Courthouse

Built 1838, Southern Highlands

Berrima Courthouse

Treachery, Treason & Murder

An entertaining Sound & Light Show

Treachery, Treason & Murder

Berrima's History

Find out about the history of Berrima

Berrima's History

Ghost Tours

Ghosts, murders, hangings and twisted tales

Ghost Tours

Our Story

WINNER - 2014 BUSINESS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN AN ATTRACTION
Southern Highlands Business Awards

 
         The location for Berrima Courthouse was first chosen in 1834, taking another 3 years to complete construction. Built of hand-hewn sandstone in Regency style, the Courthouse was used to convict criminals through to 1900 and saw crimes from cattle steeling through to notorious bushrangers and murderers.

The History

The History

Read more about the history and architecture of the building. Read more

Attractions

Attractions

Ghost Tours, audio and light shows and historic presentations. Read more

Courthouse Tours

Courthouse Tours

We offer tours 364 days a year for groups, school and self-guided tours. Read more

A sneak peak

Fantastic museum; beautiful Georgian architecture, fascinating facts and extreme silliness ... finally the "spooky light show" at the end is a hoot, hardly terrifying but great fun and a good way to visualise a Georgian court. 

Alice / Trip Advisor

I loved stepping back in time in the courthouse and learning about not only the courthouse history but history of the town and near by residents. A great day to be had, Lots of fun. I recommend this to everyone of all ages.

Cayce / Trip Advisor

We liked the film on the history of the settlement of Berrima and the surrounding district, the listing of the first fleet ships and who was on board each. Finally a court re-enactment is well worth the price of admission. 

Paul and Lorraine S / Trip Advisor

We liked the fact that the displays told us not just about the courthouse but about the whole town. The AV presentation was excellent. The museum displays are a little old fashioned it style but informative. The sound and light show in the courtroom is entertaining.

Sue T / Trip Advisor