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Inspiring tales of justice

Hear true stories brought to extraordinary life

Meet amazing role-playing characters. Enjoy fun, interactive activities. Explore captivating collections and fascinating objects, and experience justice and the law like never before.


We're open four days, Friday to Monday, and seven days a week in the school holidays. We are really looking forward to seeing you!

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Adventures in history

Our thriving events programme explores the museum’s rich history and its unique collections in entertaining, intriguing and thought-provoking ways.


Our extraordinary new art installation Witness adds a different dimension to your visit.

Acclaimed British artist Susie MacMurray created this dramatic work to highlight the stories of those who were imprisoned, lived and sometimes died within our historic building.

Six gigantic pillars constructed from thick marine rope line up to bear witness in front of the gallows in our 18th century prison yard.

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Excellent place! So much to see, read and hear and fantastic actors staying true to their characters. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

A fascinating day out and well worth the admission fee! Well done, good value for money

Are you ready to join us?

Experience the harsh realities of life on the wrong side of the law. At the National Justice Museum we’re ready to share an adventure you’ll never forget. The question is, are you ready to join us?


Inspiring minds

Share a unique learning experience

Sparking imaginations and inspiring minds, our unique curriculum-linked learning programmes for children and young people offer true-to-life workshops in real courtroom settings. Through immersive and engaging digital sessions, we illuminate justice, the law and its practise in a way learners will never forget. Plan a visit today.

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Latest exhibitions

Open now and throughout the summer

Power: Freedom to create is a new exhibition in partnership with Koestler Arts. Showcasing contemporary and historic artworks, it celebrates the skill and imagination of artists exploring themes of power and creativity.

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Inspiring thinking

Read about our latest exhibitions, activities and initiatives about justice and the law.