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.
Adventures in history
Our thriving events programme explores the museum’s rich history and its unique collections in entertaining, intriguing and thought-provoking ways.
27 Nov, 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Dec
We Wish You a Merry Murder
18 Sep, 2 & 16 Oct, 6 & 20 Nov
Ghost of the Gaol
21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31 October
Condemned: A Halloween special
22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and 31 October
Kids' Ghost Hunter Tours
11 November, 6pm - 8pm
Daily 10am - 5.00pm
Father of forensics
Daily 10am - 5.00pm
21 May – 31 October 2021
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.
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?
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.
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.
Read about our latest exhibitions, activities and initiatives about justice and the law.
Welcome back S.H.E.D!
For two weeks in August 2021 summer, the National Justice Museum hosted a variety of exciting events, film screenings, talks and activities as part of S.H.E.D - the Social Higher Education Depot.Read more
‘Freed Soul’ letters
For Women’s History Month 2021, we’re sharing a collection of Charlotte Bryant letters from our archives.Read more
Justice week 2021
An interview with His Honour Judge John Burgess about the impact of COVID-19 on legal proceedings in Nottingham.Read more
Ghost stories with Claire
We catch up with our former ghost tour extraordinaire Claire Finn to see whether she has any spooky stories to tell.Read more
Autism and me
Michael, one of our educational facilitators at the National Justice Museum tells up about the positives of being Autistic.Read more
With so many changes within legislation and human rights, the question has emerged in recent years; why is Pride still relevant?Read more
Ultimate travel list
We’re delighted that the National Justice Museum has been chosen as one of the 500 top experiences and hidden gems in Great Britain.Read more
The ‘Bloody Code’?
The Bloody Code imposed the death penalty for over 200 offences – many of which were surprisingly trivial.Read more
Nottingham’s National Justice Museum has received a prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education.Read more