'Ludicrous laws' in action! Did you know The Dungeon attractions are based on truth?

The Dungeon attractions are the ultimate live action journey through darkest history. But did you know that the stories told at The Dungeons are all based on historical truth?


If you’ve ever found yourself pleading Guilty or Very Guilty in front of the Judge in the Courtroom show, I know what you’re thinking – it's all completely ludicrous right? Wrong!

Of the thousands of laws that have been passed since the signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215, there are some which remain on statute today and these Ludicrous Laws have helped to inspire the funny scripts for the Courtroom show. If you don’t believe us, have a read of the laws below!


1. It is against the law to carry a plank along a pavement (1839)
2. Under this same law it is illegal for any person to fly a kite or slide on ice or snow whilst in the street (1839)
3. Any dead whale or sturgeon found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the Monarch (1322)
5. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (1313)
6. It is an offence for a pub landlord to allow drunkenness in their pub - in other words it is illegal to be drunk in a pub! (1872)
7. In London, it is illegal for a person (knowingly) with the Plague to ride on a bus (1984) 
8. It is illegal to keep a pigsty in front of your house - unless duly hidden (1847)
9. It is an offence to be intoxicated and in charge of a horse or cow (1872)
10. It is illegal to handle a salmon in suspicious circumstances (1986)
11. It is illegal to beat or shake any carpet or rug in any street. However, beating or shaking a doormat is allowed before 8am (1839)

Head on down to The Dungeon to see what you’ll be found VERY guilty of - and leave your suspicious salmon behind.