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Condemned

This Halloween, you are invited to follow in the footsteps of those who were condemned at Nottingham’s historic County Gaol. Stand in the dock where the condemned heard their fates, visit the dark cells where they spent their final hours before finally being escorted to the courtyard, where the gallows loom and the bodies were […]


Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

Coming soon! This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including the National Justice Museum. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham as part of the Where’s […]


Curious Collections

Returning Soon! Curious Collections – a series of events that look at the weird and wonderful histories hidden in our collections! See objects not usually on display and discover more about the stories they hide. Upcoming Events 14th & 16th August: ‘The not-so-dandy Highway Man’   21st & 23rd August: The Bow Street Runners & […]


‘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 […]


Breakfast with National Justice Museum

After closely monitoring recent advice issued by the UK Government around the emerging Covid 19 situation nationally, it has regrettably been decided that the Catena networking breakfast event at the National Justice Museum on Thursday 26 March 2020, should be postponed. We know this postponement will be disappointing for you and we apologise for any […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]