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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


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 […]


Fingerprint Art Workshop

Come along and make your mark! Our finger prints and our signature/tag are part of our uniqueness. Used both to check who we are and to mark who we are. You are invited to come along and use your finger prints, Initials and signatures to create a series of images and imprints using printmaking, casting, drawing […]


May Half-Term 2019

Free Family Fairy Tale Trials The Anansi Spider Trial 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm on Monday 27 May, Wednesday 29 May, Saturday 1 June Anansi comes to the National Justice Museum for a Fairy Tale Trial this May half term. He’s a hungry fruit-loving spider, a cheeky character whose many stories originate in Ghana and […]


Court Family Fun Day

***SOLD OUT*** Join us on Saturday 15 June for a fun family Open Day at Nottingham Crown Court (in the morning) and the National Justice Museum (in the afternoon). Suitable for families of all ages. 10am –1pm at Nottingham Crown Court , 60 Canal St, Nottingham NG1 7EL Meet a real judge and sentence your […]


Liberated Voices: Stories of Women In-Justice

The 1918 Representation of Peoples act is considered a pivotal moment for women’s rights and helped lay the foundations for progress towards women’s equality. But a century later, women still face barriers and prejudice, as highlighted by examples including the gender pay gap and the Time’s Up movement. The exhibition provides a focus for women’s voices […]


Free Make it Yours Workshops

Between 10am and 12.30pm every Friday morning, you’re invited to drop into our ‘creative space’ and make something inspired by the museum collection. Our creative sessions are free and open to all. Join us to make and create together and contribute to our growing museum! The sessions will be led by artists, makers and writers, […]

Family Workshops Nottingham

Creative Afternoon Workshops

Inspired by the incredible collection of objects in the museum stores we’re trialing a sequence of creative afternoon workshops on the first Wednesday of each month. We’d love you to join us. The workshops will take place in a friendly space, led by supportive creative practitioners, each using an object as a source of inspiration […]


Exhibition – Sir Bernard Spilsbury: The Father Of Forensics

A SILENT WITNESS? FAR FROM IT. Pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury was an expert witness for the prosecution in the courtroom of his day. He was impressively presented, charismatic, articulate, and ultimately persuasive to judges and juries alike. Known to many as the Father of Modern Forensic Science, he’s widely credited for making forensic science credible […]