31 December 21

Cocktails and Crime: Ballroom Blitz

After months of the Blitz the people of Great Britain are ready to party like it’s their last day on earth. Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers gather together in Nottingham’s Shire Hall to celebrate as the year turns from 1940 into 1941.

Classic cocktails are flowing, big band music is playing, and the party is in full swing. That is, until a dead body is discovered. No one can leave the party until the murderer is discovered – do you think you have what it takes to discover whodunnit?

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Tickets £27.95 per person including:

  • Two free cocktails or mocktails
  • Murder mystery tour


Guests should arrive between 7pm and 7.30pm for an arrival cocktail.

Doors close at 8pm.

The interrogation starts at 8pm before proceeding to our Grand Civil Courtroom for a trial concluding around 10pm.

The winner receives a free bottle of fizz.

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Over 18s only.

Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a coat as it gets a little cold in the prison which is part of the museum tour.

Fancy dress encouraged however not essential

Photo is for illustrative purposes only and cast is subject to change

Should the event need to be cancelled due to a change in government guidance on Covid 19, guests will be able to a) transfer their ticket to a later date or b) request a full refund.

For more information or for large groups or parties please email hospitality@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk or call 0115 952 0555