Attractions

Attractions

We offer tours of the Courthouse 364 days a year.

CAPTAIN STARLIGHT THEATRETTE

The Theatrette is an audio and video presentation providing an historical view into the Courthouse, Berrima and the surrounding region. The video is approximately 18 minutes in length and is a fascinating look into the life and times of the area.

TREACHERY, TREASON AND MURDER

Perhaps one of the most famous court cases held at Berrima Courthouse was that of Lucretia Dunkley and Martin Beech. In 1843 they appeared in the courtroom accused of murder. All day and into the candle lit evening the trial continued until adjourned at 10.00pm to re-convene twelve hours later. At 5.30pm on the second day the trial ended. The murdered man was Henry Dunkley, husband of Lucretia. Married for 9 years, the couple were not happy, both drinking to excess and quarrelsome. Several months prior to his death, Henry had engaged the services of Martin Beech. Lucretia Dunkley and Martin Beech were both found guilty of Henry's murder and sentenced to death. They were hanged at Berrima on Monday, the 16th October 1843. This makes for an interesting audio and lightshow which can be viewed in the courtroom.

GIFT SHOP

The gift shop is full of historical books of the Berrima district and beyond. The staff in the shop are very knowledgeable of the area and it's history and will help you with anything you wish to know.

Please contact us for any further information.


Museum Hours

Monday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm
Location Map

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