Crime Club

Crime Club

28 March, 23 May, 25 July & 26 September, 6pm - 8pm


Use the clues to solve real crimes

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!

“A unique and inventive way of educating, entertaining and engaging people with fascinating, gruesome stories of Nottingham’s history… I can’t wait for the next one”LeftLion

Thursday 23 May, 6pm-8pm:
Women Who Kill
What drives women to kill? And how were women killers treated not only in prison, but by wider society? Join us as we attempt to answer these questions by uncovering some of Victorian Nottingham’s most horrific murder cases. There will also be an opportunity to handle some exclusive artefacts from our museum stores.

Women Who Kill is now sold-out. However, you can be added to a waiting list if more tickets become available. Please email 

Thursday 25 July, 6pm-8pm: The Birth of CSI
*This event allows access to some of the forensic evidence used in Spilsbury’s most notorious cases, including Dr Crippen and Brides in the Bath. Therefore, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.
Several brides have drowned in the bath. A body has shown up in a trunk in Brighton. Every second lost is another life at risk – can forensics help catch the killers? Join us for a special evening dedicated to Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the ‘father of forensic science’, and discover the answer to the age-old question: “how hard is it to get away with murder?”

Thursday 26 September, 6pm-8pm: Body Snatchers
Victorian England saw the rise of Gothic fiction and a fascination with all things frightening. But not all horrors were make-believe. As night drew in, the resurrectionists would come out. Join us for the last crime club of the year as we dissect one of Victorian England’s strangest crimes.

Tickets £9 concessions* / £10 full price – booking recommended.

This event is suitable for over 18s only, proof of I.D. may be required.
Please be aware that some of the material covered may be sensitive in nature.




6pm – Guests arrive for a welcome drink of white/red/rose wine, a bottle of beer, soft drink or tea/coffee

6:30pm – Guest take their seats in Criminal Court room for first session

7:15pm approx – Small break

7:30pm – Second session starts

8pm – Event finishes

*over 60s and FE students

Please note, this event is non-refundable.



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