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Archives: March 2017


The Daniel Diggle Show Trial – 200 Years On

The Daniel Diggle Show Trial – 200 Years On Thanks to student volunteer Edward Hammond for compiling this fascinating historical blog post  The 2nd of April this year marks the bicentenary of the execution of the Luddite, Daniel Diggle. What a name! Diggle is one such man who paid the ultimate price for his crimes, and […]


What’s on at the new National Justice Museum

What’s on at the new National Justice Museum?  The new National Justice Museum (formerly the Galleries of Justice Museum) opens to the public on Saturday 1st April following a £1million Heritage Lottery Fund supported project. Visitors will be able to discover stories of justice through time and explore items from the UK’s largest collection relating […]


Exciting transformation of the Galleries of Justice Museum

Transformation at the Museum Tom is on his placement from Nottingham Trent University at the National Justice Museum. Here, he blogs about the transformation of the museum as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment project. Nottingham boasts an impressive history; as exemplified through its wide collection of museums and historical sites, and the city […]

Museum building and character

Reasons why school trips are great for SEN students

The benefits of educational visits for SEN students   School trips and educational visits should be viewed as powerful, positive teaching tools that help enhance the social, personal and emotional development of all learners. Extra stimulation in new environments can be particularly beneficial to SEN pupils and can help teach life skills, build on social skills […]


Transforming Nottingham Landmark into centre of National Significance

A MUCH-LOVED Nottingham attraction and landmark of historical importance is under-going an exciting £1 million refurbishment. Reopening in early April as the National Justice Museum, the former Galleries of Justice Museum will not only attract visitors from across the country, but become an educational resource of national importance. The popular former courthouse and gaol, which […]


Student blog post: What’s on whilst the museum is under refurbishment?

This blog post has been put together by Jessica Sims, one of our student volunteers at the museum. As many of you may have noticed, the Galleries of Justice museum has gone a bit quiet as of late. This is due to the fact that the museum is currently undergoing an exciting change – thanks […]