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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 […]


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

18 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 […]


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, […]

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