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Halloween events for all

The National Justice Museum is hosting a variety of Halloween events for all ages throughout October. Fright Nights The year is 1827. Body-snatchers have been ransacking local grave yards in search of fresh cadavers to sell to Nottingham’s medical schools. However, as of late, one resurrectionist has been seen making late night visits to the […]


Spirit Tours: National Justice Museum & The Alchemist

Mixing ghostly happenings with the dark art of mixology, the evening starts with a cocktail to steady the nerves, before a spine chilling Ghost Tour around the Museum. Enjoy eerie tales of the city as you are guided through the streets to the beautiful surroundings of The Alchemist to recover with a cocktail and nibbles. […]


Fright Nights

Fright nights at the National Justice Museum Something wicked is on its way… The year is 1827. Body-snatchers have been ransacking local grave yards in search of fresh cadavers to sell to Nottingham’s medical schools. However, as of late, one resurrectionist has been seen making late night visits to the County Gaol, where it is […]


New Year’s Eve: Murder! At The Masquerade

The year is 1783, and Nottingham is a city of divides. As the year passes from 1783 to 1784, what counts as Nottingham’s ‘High Society’ gather in the Shire Hall for an evening of debauchery. Relatives of scoundrels, beautiful courtesans, con men, industrialists and worse. All gather to hear the bells of St Mary’s Church […]


Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt Join the search for Wally with your family at the National Justice Museum this October half term. We’re part of the national Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books, to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, Double Trouble at […]


The Trial of Guy Fawkes

This Bonfire Night, why not join us for something a little different? The National Justice Museum is proud to host its first event designed around the needs of autistic people. Come and meet the legendary Guy Fawkes, take a short tour of our punishment gallery and see a silent firework display in our historic Shire Hall. […]


Washing, Singing, Dancing: Women Living and Working in Prison

18 November 2019 – 5 January 2020 We’re thrilled to share this collection of historic photos of women living and working in prisons for the first time, all from the Museum stores. The images are poignant and yet filled with hope, showing friendships and power in exceptional circumstances. Free


Bouncing off Walls

Bouncing off Walls will be a durational performance taking part on 26, 28 and 29 June from 11:00 – 4pm. During this time artist Nisa Khan will bounce thousands of metres of jute twine off the walls of a former prison cell. As the coils of twine unravel, they’ll fill the cell with an abundance of material like […]


Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches

Free exhibition – Kind Girls, Evil Sisters & Wicked Witches: Women in Fairy Tales From the helpless beauty to the evil stepmother, gender roles in fairy tales have traditionally played upon stereotypes which have evolved since the tales were first written. This free exhibition explores and challenges gender stereotypes that lie in five key fairy tales: Little […]


Desire, Love, Identity: LGBTQ Stories Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new anthology of personal stories written by Nottingham LGBTQ+ writers Desire, Love, Identity is a new anthology of LGBTQ stories inspired by objects from the British Museum touring exhibition of the same name, displayed at the National Justice Museum earlier this year. Following a series of creative […]