Learning in Nottingham

Our inspirational educational visits use real courtrooms, museum spaces and objects to help pupils gain a hands-on understanding of the law and justice.

With programmes for primary (KS1 and KS2) and for secondary schools and colleges, we tell the story of law and order across five floors of diverse and intriguing exhibits.

Our 18th century Grade II listed building provides a perfect setting for learning. It has two authentic Victorian courtrooms, an 800-year-old prison complete with original Georgian cells, exercise yard, and medieval dungeons.

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Study real crimes in real courts

Our workshops are delivered in authentic courtrooms at our historic Nottingham site. Search for the right workshop based on your topic of choice or the age of your group.

Choices and Consequences

An award-winning, anti-knife crime workshop and exhibition for 9 - 14 year-olds, aimed at young people who have not considered carrying a knife.

Learning at the City of Caves

These learning workshops are for KS1-2 and provide an experience that will stimulate curiosity. They include a tour of the historic City of Caves site, and workshops at the nearby National Justice Museum.

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Lunch rooms

Lunch rooms are available at NJM (£5 refundable deposit per room)

Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a selection of items that reflect the fascinating themes of our museum, inspired by our current and previous exhibitions as well as the vibrant city of Nottingham. Money spent in our shop goes back into our charity to support the delivery of enriching learning experiences for all

Goody bags

As an alternative goody bags can be pre-ordered ready for collection on the day of your visit. Goody bags are £2.95 per person and each contain a National Justice Museum branded pen, pencil and eraser. All bags will be prepared at least 72 hours before your visit and handed to the teacher as a complete pack to avoid contact. Our booking form will ask if you would like to order goody bags or you can contact our bookings team for more information at education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

Visit practicalities

Click the button below to download our useful pre/post visit information for groups, which includes directions.

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Our guide was brilliant! She was great with the children, told us lots of interesting facts in an accessible way. The day was well structured and the children enjoyed every minute.

Bagthorpe Primary

The workshops were very well run and inspired the students, really bringing alive the topics we have studied in the classroom.

Hinchingbrooke School

Plan your learning experience today

It’s quick and easy to plan and book your learning experience. You can do it here.