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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 […]


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! “A unique and inventive way of educating, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Ghosts of the Caves Tour

The next Ghosts of the Caves Tour is on Thursday 30 May 2019. 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 […]


Women in Prison Exhibition

This new exhibition will examine the roles of women in prison from the 1700’s to the present day. Tickets This exhibition is included within our general admission price (Adults £10.95, concessions available)


Capital Punishment Exhibition

In the emotive Capital Punishment Exhibition, visitors will find out about the kind of crimes that people were executed for and examine the story and key events that led to abolition of public executions in 1868 and of execution altogether in the 1990s. In addition, they will be able to look at various methods of execution, […]


Terror Tours

Terror Tours will be back in autumn 2019. Experience true terror as you are plunged into darkness and creep through the winding corridors and darkest dungeons of the old gaol. Dare you meet the scary characters along the way? Over 18s Only – proof of I.D. may be required. Tours last approx. 1 hour Tickets […]


Family Activities Throughout the Museum

During your visit, you will find a range of fun family packs bursting with puzzles and activities relating to exhibitions and locations at the museum. From jigsaws and detective games to true or false crime-related quizzes and maths games, there is plenty for families to enjoy throughout their visit. You can even have a go […]