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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! Thursday 28 March, 6pm-8pm: Outlaws and Exiles From […]

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 […]

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

Ghosts of the Caves Tours Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April 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. […]


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 […]