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Isobel Adderley – CUSP

Three performers remain still, quivering and shuddering attempting to be sculptural and solid. Contorting like tendons, and existing as three separates but also sometimes becoming one. Audience members are invited to place unshelled boiled fresh broad beans in their mouths. This small dance will exist within the your face and jaw for the duration of […]


Writing Project: Exploring LGBTQ Histories

To tie in with our current exhibition, Desire, Love, Identity: exploring LGBTQ histories, Global Wordsmiths are looking for people from the Nottinghamshire LGBTQ community to take part in an exciting new writing project that will culminate in a published anthology of stories. This project will involve several writing workshops in January/February, a public book launch, and […]


Light Night 2019: Glowstick Trials

What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? What’s the meanest thing you’ve ever said?  What’s made you feel guilty in the past?  Put YOUR misdeeds on trial for one night only!  Get a free glowstick and join comedy troupe Missimp in our courtroom for improvised trials and family fun. Tickets just £3.50 


Joe McAlister – The Justice Syndicate

The Justice Syndicate gathers 12 audience members to take on the role of jurors. iPads carefully analyse the decisions they make in real time, providing live opinion polls and interactive documents as you explore the controversial case. Leaving you to question your own ethics and those of others. The Justice Syndicate is a collaboration between […]


A Poetics Of Space: Images Of Côn Đảo

To visit the Con Dao [Côn Đảo] archipelago is to challenge all preconceptions about the prison island. Its largest island Con Son once housed a French colonial prison where over 20,000 prisoners died. It was subsequently used as an internment camp by the Americans during the Vietnam War. It is often referred to as the […]


Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories

Same-sex love and desire and gender diversity are integral to human experience. The way they have been expressed culturally has varied widely globally and over time. Based upon Professor Richard Parkinson’s award-winning book, ‘A Little Gay History’, this exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ experience through the British Museum’s collection.  Ranging chronologically from ancient history to […]


Just Us Wednesday

Throughout November, December and January we’re offering special discounted entry every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm for everyone over 55. Tour the museum at your leisure, take part in our new Tales of Truth and Legend Tour at 3.30pm –  and get a free cup of tea or coffee on arrival. Tickets: £8 per person £35 per group of five. Over […]


Tales Of Truth And Legend

Welcome to the National Justice Museum! You may already be aware that we’re in Nottingham’s historic Shire Hall, but have you ever wondered about our hidden secrets? Our special new guided tour Tales of Truth and Legend gives VIP access to our secret spaces and little-known stories, including our links with the legend of Robin […]


The Spirit Tour: National Justice Museum and The Alchemist

Sold Out    Mixing ghostly happenings with the dark art of mixology, the evening starts with a cocktail to steady the nerves, before a spine chilling Ghost Tour around the Museum. Enjoy eerie tales of the city as you are guided through the streets to the beautiful surroundings of The Alchemist to recover with a […]


Free Teacher Twilight: Nottingham Crown Court

Tuesday 2 October 2018 4:30pm – 6:30pm “The event was well organised and very useful indeed.  I really do feel that my students will benefit from an organised visit to both the National Justice Museum and the Nottingham Crown Court”                               […]