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‘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 […]


Constraint Restraint Exhibition

Objects that symbolise restraint and constraint are the foundation of this thought-provoking, coproduced exhibition. You’ll see handcuffs, keys, locks and prison cell doors from the museum collection presented in multiples, alongside powerful anxiety drawings by international artist Liz Atkin and some surprising contemporary donations. Look out for creative responses by Feng-Ru Lee, Priya Mistry, Nisa Khan, @bluebaglife #ConstraintRestraint View our […]


Arts Award at the National Justice Museum – Free Event

This event is FREE, however there is limited availability so book early to secure your place! During the week young people will explore both the National Justice Museum and the Nottingham Contemporary, take part in creative workshops, exhibit their own work and achieve their Explore Arts Award certificate. The week in detail: Tuesday We will […]


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 […]


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 […]


Easter at the National Justice Museum

Free Fairy Tale Storytelling Tuesday 7 April: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Thursday 9 April:10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Sunday 12 April: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Tuesday 14 April: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Thursday 16 April:10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Sunday 19 April: 10.15am, 11.15am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm Free […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]