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Creative Workshops from Home

The National Justice Museum has launched a brand new creative workshop which is available from home. Based on the notion of ‘Ingenuity’, these workshops are available to all, but we would particularly encourage families or individuals who have been affected by prison to take part. Michelle, our Senior Creative Practitioner, has more about the project […]

Arts Award with the National Justice Museum

Welcome to Arts Award with the National Justice Museum! Arts Award is a national qualification, which can ultimately contribute toward UCAS points into higher education. It is a brilliant way for young people to get involved in the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and achieve a national qualification. Arts Award can be achieved at […]


This Halloween, you are invited to follow in the footsteps of those who were condemned at Nottingham’s historic County Gaol. Stand in the dock where the condemned heard their fates, visit the dark cells where they spent their final hours before finally being escorted to the courtyard, where the gallows loom and the bodies were […]

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

Coming soon! This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including the National Justice Museum. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham as part of the Where’s […]

Curious Collections

Returning Soon! Curious Collections – a series of events that look at the weird and wonderful histories hidden in our collections! See objects not usually on display and discover more about the stories they hide. Upcoming Events 14th & 16th August: ‘The not-so-dandy Highway Man’   21st & 23rd August: The Bow Street Runners & […]

‘Prison Is, Prison Isn’t and Prisonisms’

After closely monitoring advice issued by the UK Government, and assessing the needs of loved ones, service workers, and care workers due to attend the ‘Prison Is, Prison Isn’t and Prisonisms’  talk at the National Justice Museum on Wednesday 18 March 2020, it has regrettably been decided that this talk should be postponed. This is […]

Constraint Restraint Celebration Event

Join us to celebrate a new coproduced exhibition full of art and objects that together explore ideas of constraint and restraint About this Event We’re thrilled to share historic objects from the museum’s collection, together with creative responses by Liz Atkin, Lisa Selby, Elliot Murawski, Nisa Khan and Feng-Ru Lee.  During the evening hear a powerful song of freedom by our special guest Veronica […]

Breakfast with National Justice Museum

After closely monitoring recent advice issued by the UK Government around the emerging Covid 19 situation nationally, it has regrettably been decided that the Catena networking breakfast event at the National Justice Museum on Thursday 26 March 2020, should be postponed. We know this postponement will be disappointing for you and we apologise for any […]

Constraint Restraint Exhibition

Constraint  Restraint Ends 17 January 2021  This exhibition grew from a series of conversations about objects in the museum collection that set people’s hearts and minds racing. You’ll see incredible artifacts presented in multiples to encourage scrutiny and comparison. Each one helping us to explore ideas of ‘constraint’ and ‘restraint’; handcuffs, body belts, keys and […]

Walk the Talk: Lace Market Tour

Meet outside the National Justice Museum at 10.45pm. Walk the Talk is a series of themed community walks, exploring social issues whilst walking through urban or natural landscapes across Nottingham. A historical walk through the Lace Market, exploring Crime, Law and Freedom from both past and present day perspectives. In partnership with Communities Inc and […]