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Autism and me: a blog by Michael #AutismAwarenessMonth2020

  Hi, my name is Michael. I am one of the educational facilitators at the National Justice Museum. I teach school groups about the history of the justice system and I also do fun and educational activities with them, such as mock trials. I am also Autistic. I was diagnosed at the age of 4 […]


Staying Proud: The History of LGBTQ+ Pride and its Relevance Today

Since humble beginnings in 1970 to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, Pride has sought to celebrate, unite and provide a platform for the LGBTQ+ community. With so many changes within legislation and human rights, the question has emerged in recent years; why is Pride still relevant? Some argue that the rise in acceptance and […]


National Justice Museum included in Lonely Planet’s Ultimate UK Travel List

We’re delighted that the National Justice Museum has been chosen as one of the 500 top experiences and hidden gems in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. In total, 34 sights and experiences across The Midlands and the Marches feature in the list, including Nottingham pub Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and poet […]


What was the ‘Bloody Code’?

In 1723 a system known as the Bloody Code was established in Britain, which imposed the death penalty for over 200 offences – many of which were surprisingly trivial.  The Waltham Black Act 1723 was brought in as an emergency measure to deal with deer-stealing, and other activities in the royal forests, of men who […]


Choices and Consequences, Nottingham A New Anti-Knife Crime Exhibition And Workshops Centre In The Midlands

Choices and Consequences, Nottingham A New Anti-Knife Crime Exhibition And Workshops Centre In The Midlands The Ben Kinsella Trust and the National Justice Museum have worked in partnership to open a new anti-knife crime Choices and Consequencesexhibition centre and workshops serving Nottingham, and the wider Midlands region. Choices and Consequence, Nottinghamwill adopt the ground-breaking early […]


CITY OF CAVES ENTRANCE MOVES FROM THE ‘UPSIDE, DOWN’

It’s ‘upside down’ at the City of Caves, this February – because the main entrance to this popular attraction is moving from the upper mall in intu Broadmarsh to the bottom of the steps at the back of Nottingham Contemporary. The change, from 25 February 2019, will enable the City of Caves to remain open […]


Nottingham’s National Justice Museum Receives Prestigious Award

Nottingham’s National Justice Museum has received a prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education. The Sandford Award recognises quality education services at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across Britain. It is managed by Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, in partnership with the Heritage Education Trust. Gill Brailey, Director of Learning for the National Justice Museum said: […]

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Calling All Superhero Fans! The National Justice Museum Needs You

SUPERHEROES is an exciting new summer exhibition opening 28 JULY 2018 Are you a Superhero fan, would you like to participate in the creation of the exhibition? Do you have a favourite Superhero item or a comic book that you would like to lend to us to be displayed alongside your thoughts about what makes […]


Competition: Calling All Superhero Kids!

Create a new superhero and see it immortalised in graffiti as part of a new exhibition. SUPERHEROES is an exciting new summer exhibition opening at the National Justice Museum 28 JULY 2018 Have you ever thought what sort of superhero you would like to be, or create?  We are running a competition to design your […]


Unique Connections Charity Networking Dinner 2018

Photographs from the Unique Connections Charity Networking Dinner held at Alea, Nottingham on 15 March 2018.