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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories

Same-sex love and desire and gender diversity are integral to human experience. The way they have been expressed culturally has varied widely globally and over time. Based upon Professor Richard Parkinson’s award-winning book, ‘A Little Gay History’, this exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ experience through the British Museum’s collection.  Ranging chronologically from ancient history to […]

Superheroes Exhibition

Where did Superheroes come from? What is their purpose? How do they represent us? Who is protecting who? Discover answers while you Explore a treasure trove of superhero memorabilia See signed Marvel artwork by Stan Lee and works by acclaimed artists Alex Ross and Nigel Humphries Find out about our original superhero mural created by […]

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 […]

Education Showcase Event: Creative Court UK

Join us at the National Justice Museum for this Education Showcase event celebrating the completion of the Creative Court UK project. This project is the most recent Outreach Education Syndicates project to be developed thanks to funding from the Museum Resilience Fund from Art Council England (ACE). Outreach Education Syndicates’ (OES) is a model of best […]

Big Day Out 2019: Free Trial of William Saville at the National Justice Museum

Visit the National Justice Museum for Big Day Out to experience a thrilling actor-led re-enactment of the trial of William Saville in the museum’s authentic Courtroom. Saville was tried, convicted and executed for the murder of his wife and children at the Shire Hall – the very location where this re-enactment takes place. Trials start […]

Free Family Craft Activities

Join us during the school holidays for a range of free family crafts. Activities will vary but could include block printing, mask making, paper chains and finger puppets. There will also be opportunities for children to dress up in costumes relating to law, justice, crime and punishment. Tickets This activity is free and takes place […]