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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 

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 […]

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 […]

Superhero Movie Season

Join the National Justice Museum’s celebration of superheroes with an exciting new film season sponsored by DigiCon, Annie’s Burger Shack and Last Exit To Nowhere, in association with Movies In Focus. Doors to the Museum will open at 7pm and each screening will start promptly at 8pm                              Only £12.50 per film Each screening is strictly limited to 30 […]

Exhibition – Sir Bernard Spilsbury: The Father Of Forensics

A SILENT WITNESS? FAR FROM IT. Pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury was an expert witness for the prosecution in the courtroom of his day. He was impressively presented, charismatic, articulate, and ultimately persuasive to judges and juries alike. Known to many as the Father of Modern Forensic Science, he’s widely credited for making forensic science credible […]

Cave City: Nottingham Underground Festival

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May As part of Nottingham City Council’s Cave City Festival we’re offering special £5 evening ghost tours of the City of Caves. You will delve deep into the caves and discover the mysterious hidden stories of the past which lurk under the streets of Nottingham. You will uncover the ghostly […]


Half-Term May – June 2018

Free Family Fun… Fairy Tale Trials As a family join the characters as Ariel from The Little Mermaid has her day in court. You can make the case for the defence, or the prosecution.  The Sea Witch is on trial for taking away Ariel’s right to free speech! Is she guilty, or not? Tuesday 29 May: 11am, 1pm, 2pm and […]

The Trial Of Eileen Casey

DID SHE PLAN TO KILL A KING… In our court this spring, the years roll back to the trial of suffragette Eileen Casey. Was she a women’s rights campaigner driven to extremes, or an anarchist and would-be Royal assassin? Edwardian suffragettes committed outrageous and violent acts in their fight to vote. Eileen was arrested carrying […]

Ghosts of the Caves Tour

Delve deep into the City of Caves and discover the mysterious hidden stories of the past which lurk under the streets of Nottingham. Uncover the ghostly tales of those who lived in the caves and learn of the spirits which still reside there on this special evening tour. Tour begins at 5.30 pm and lasts […]