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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 […]


Cocktails and Crime: Murder In The Speakeasy

“When Crime is rife, murder is inevitable” The year is 1932. You are invited by James Wells, leader of the notorious gang Sabulem Fatem, to an unforgettable night to celebrate another year of them successfully dominating Nottingham’s criminal underworld. Guests in attendance are in full support of Sabulem and protective services have been employed to […]


Nottingham Poetry Festival: Poetic Justice featuring Nafeesa Hamid & Arch Femmesis

Live from the iconic National Justice Museum courtroom, an eclectic evening of spoken word featuring acclaimed poet Nafeesa Hamid, electro-pop duo Arch Femmesis and a Robin Hood vs Maid Marian Poetry Slam! This is a truly unique and talented line-up that promises to be fun, powerful, surreal and emotional in equal doses.  Part of the Nottingham […]


Free Family Friday Creative Workshops

Between 10am and 12.30pm every Friday morning, you’re invited to drop into our ‘creative space’ and make something inspired by the museum collection. The sessions will be led by artists, makers and writers, all influenced by this unique museum. Our workshops are free and open to all. Join us to make and create together and […]


Creative Afternoon Workshops

Join artist Alison Solomon for a free workshop inspired by the incredible collection of objects in the National Justice Museum stores. FREE, all materials provided Wednesday 3 April, 1pm-3.30pm Micro Poetry workshop Inspired by historic postcards sent to and from people in prison, Alison will lead a creative word based poetry session. During the workshop […]


Crime Club

Fancy trying your hand at solving a crime from days gone by? Join us for Crime Club, a chance to discover more about infamous crime cases from history. Join us for one – or all – of the sessions running throughout 2019, and get a free drink included! Thursday 28 March, 6pm-8pm: Outlaws and Exiles From […]


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

As part of Nottingham Light Night 2019 we have a fun event for families with children of all ages, running every half hour. 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! The performers […]


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 […]