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Washing, Singing, Dancing: Women Living and Working in Prison

18 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 We’re thrilled to share this collection of historic photos of women living and working in prisons for the first time, all from the Museum stores. The images are poignant and yet filled with hope, showing friendships and power in exceptional circumstances. Free


Bouncing off Walls

Bouncing off Walls will be a durational performance taking part on 26, 28 and 29 June from 11:00 – 4pm. During this time artist Nisa Khan will bounce thousands of metres of jute twine off the walls of a former prison cell. As the coils of twine unravel, they’ll fill the cell with an abundance of material like […]


Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches

Free exhibition – Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches: Women in Fairy Tales From the helpless beauty to the evil stepmother, gender roles in fairy tales have traditionally played upon stereotypes which have evolved since the tales were first written. This free exhibition explores and challenges gender stereotypes that lie in five key fairy tales: Little […]


Desire, Love, Identity: LGBTQ Stories Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new anthology of personal stories written by Nottingham LGBTQ+ writers Desire, Love, Identity is a new anthology of LGBTQ stories inspired by objects from the British Museum touring exhibition of the same name, displayed at the National Justice Museum earlier this year. Following a series of creative […]


Fingerprint Art Workshop

Come along and make your mark! Our finger prints and our signature/tag are part of our uniqueness. Used both to check who we are and to mark who we are. You are invited to come along and use your finger prints, Initials and signatures to create a series of images and imprints using printmaking, casting, drawing […]


August Bank Holiday Cocktails & Crime

“The diamond, the Darlington Diamond is gone!” It’s 1923 and Major and Mrs Darlington-Smythe have called their friends and family together for a summer celebration. But suddenly the lights go out and Mrs Darlington-Smythe’s beautiful diamond necklace is stolen! It’s up to you to deduce who the thief is. Is it the secretive socialite, Frunella? […]


May Half-Term 2019

Free Family Fairy Tale Trials The Anansi Spider Trial 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm on Monday 27 May, Wednesday 29 May, Saturday 1 June Anansi comes to the National Justice Museum for a Fairy Tale Trial this May half term. He’s a hungry fruit-loving spider, a cheeky character whose many stories originate in Ghana and […]


Court Family Fun Day

***SOLD OUT*** Join us on Saturday 15 June for a fun family Open Day at Nottingham Crown Court (in the morning) and the National Justice Museum (in the afternoon). Suitable for families of all ages. 10am –1pm at Nottingham Crown Court , 60 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EL Meet a real judge and sentence your […]


Liberated Voices: Stories of Women In-Justice

The 1918 Representation of Peoples act is considered a pivotal moment for women’s rights and helped lay the foundations for progress towards women’s equality. But a century later, women still face barriers and prejudice, as highlighted by examples including the gender pay gap and the Time’s Up movement. The exhibition provides a focus for women’s voices […]


Gallows & Gravestones Tour

Running the last Friday of Every Month, starting April 26 2019 Brand new for 2019! Join the prison warden for an eerie walking tour through the historic Lace Market and uncover crimes from Nottingham’s dark past. See the site where an infamous 18th century serial killer lived, visit the graves of St Mary’s Church and gain […]