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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 […]


Criminal Quilts: Embroidered Images Workshop

Working with Criminal Quilts artist Ruth Singer, you will have the chance to try some of the techniques she uses to create her Criminal Quilts artworks. In this workshop you will learn how to embroider and embellish onto digital prints and screen prints of archive photos from Stafford Prison. You will learn some new embroidery […]


Criminal Quilts

Criminal Quilts is an exhibition of textile artworks and research created by Ruth Singer inspired by photographs and documents relating to women held in Stafford Prison 1877-1916. Ruth created this work during her Artist in Residence at Staffordshire Record Office, and working with volunteers and communities to explore stories of the female criminals. The exhibition […]


Friends of the National Justice Museum

As an independent Museum we receive no local authority funding. We rely on people like you helping us to continue our work. We are immensely grateful for your support. Without you, we simply couldn’t deliver our amazing education programme, provide free community workshops and exhibition spaces, or be able to care for this beautiful historic building. On Thursday 7 November […]


National Lottery #ThanksToYou

To say thank you to National Lottery players, the National Justice Museum will offer free entry to the Museum for the first 25 people who book with a National lottery ticket on Monday 25 November 2019 . Terms and conditions: Free entry available to the first 25 visitors on Monday 25 November 2019. One National […]


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 […]


Fright Nights: Body Snatchers

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 rumored a live-in surgeon has been making horrific “medical adjustments” to the inmates… […]


Cocktails & Crime: Murder at the Masquerade

On a summer evening in 1784, beautiful courtesans, industrialists, scoundrels and con-men gather in Nottingham’s Shire Hall for an evening of debauchery. The drink flows but soon blood is spilt as there is a murderer in the midst. You’re the detective, so put your deductive skills to work and uncover whodunnit? Tickets Tickets are priced at […]


The Trial of Guy Fawkes: An Autism Friendly Event

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, Dancing, Singing: Women Living and Working in Prison

16 November 2019 – 2 February 2020 These poignant photographs, on display for the first time, were taken in several UK prisons from 140 years ago to the 1980s. They arrived in our museum collection with little provenance and we wondered how these emotive pictures could be shared when we knew so little about them. […]