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We’re delighted that the National Justice Museum has been chosen as one of the 500 top experiences and hidden gems in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
In total, 34 sights and experiences across The Midlands and the Marches feature in the list, including Nottingham pub Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and poet Lord Byron’s ancestral home Newstead Abbey.
To create Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist, the Lonely Planet team compiled every highlight from the Lonely Planet guidebooks to Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Every sight, attraction and experience that had caught their writers’ attention over the years were included.
Everyone in Lonely Planet’s London office, plus 20 leading figures in the country’s travel sector, were then asked to reveal their favourite spots and experiences before the voting began. Everybody in Lonely Planet’s UK community was asked to vote for their top 20 experiences. With hundreds of votes cast, Lonely Planet ended up with a score for each of the 500 experiences in the book.
Lonely Planet’s VP of Experience, Tom Hall, said: “Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist brings together the UK’s most compelling sights and experiences, ranging from world-class museums and giant cathedrals to rollicking festivals, inky lochs and tiny pubs. We’re thrilled to name Stratford-upon-Avon one of the UK’s very best sites, alongside many other experiences in The Midlands and the Marches.
The area is home to some of the UK’s most captivating spots, including beautiful scenery, wonky black-and-white timbered houses and woodlands steeped in legend so it’s only right that a good number of its wonderful offerings feature among our favourite.”
National Justice Museum celebrates the life of its patron Lord Judge
National Justice Museum celebrates the life of its patron Lord Judge. Lord Judge was the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and patron of our organisation.Read more
National Justice Museum and City of Caves Recognized as Tripadvisor® 2023 Travellers’ Choice® Award Winners
Two iconic Nottingham attractions, the National Justice Museum and the City of Caves, today announced they have each been recognized by Tripadvisor as a 2023 Travellers’ Choice award winner. The coveted award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.Read more
An iconic piece of LGBTQ+ history returns to public display at the National Justice Museum
Oscar Wilde’s cell door from Reading Gaol, where he was incarcerated for “gross indecency”, was previously loaned to Queer Britain in LondonRead more
National Justice Museum is awarded a £249,996 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund
The funding will allow the iconic Nottingham venue to create new job roles, deliver more workshops across the country, and create a brand-new escape room attraction.Read more
Immersive, site-specific performances come to the National Justice Museum for one day only
Four experimental performances will be scattered throughout the historic gaol for curious visitors to findRead more
National Justice Museum's Open Court podcast back for a second season
Retired Judge and former Barrister John Burgess leads a series of interviews taking you behind the scenes of the Justice systemRead more
Family devastation brought closer to home in knife crime prevention workshops
The heart-breaking accounts of Nottinghamshire families who lost loved ones to knife crime will be added to an award-winning workshop.Read more
National Justice Museum announce recipient of £1000 photography award
The National Justice Museum has announced the recipient of a £1000 prize as part of their Freedom photography exhibition. The award includes a creative residency at the National Justice Museum in 2023 with a £1,000 budget, decided by a panel of esteemed and expert photographers Brian Griffin, Amanda Sinclair, and Ofilaye.Read more
National Justice Museum recognised as one of England’s outstanding cultural organisations through Arts Council England’s National Portfolio
The scheme highlights leading arts and heritage organisations in the country and comes with over £700,000 of investment for the Lace Market venueRead more
National Justice Museum’s new open-call photography exhibition, Freedom, to open in November
The exhibition opens on Saturday 12th November and will feature over 200 black and white images submitted by the publicRead more
The National Justice Museum explores untold stories of Black presence
Tours, events, and displays are planned throughout October in the culmination of months of research into Black presence at the historic siteRead more
National Justice Museum opens call out for object donations from Black Legal Professionals
The National Justice Museum is looking to expand its collection to reflect the diversity within the legal profession, and to share the lived experiences and the contributions made by Black legal professionals.Read more
National Justice Museum announces judges for Freedom photography competition
World world-renowned photographer, writer and director Brian Griffin leads a panel of judges for the National Justice Museum’s open call photography exhibition on the theme of Freedom. Griffin, along with fellow judges Amanda Sinclair and Ofilaye, will choose from hundreds of applicants to award a creative residency at the National Justice Museum in 2023 with £1,000 budget for the lucky winner.Read more
National Justice Museum Wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award
National Justice Museum today announced it has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2022 Travellers’ Choice award winner. The award celebrates businesses that have received great reviews from travellers around the globe on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, National Justice Museum stood out by consistently delivering positive experiences to travellers.Read more
Rolls Building Art and Education Trust & The Technology and Construction Court Art Competition
2023 is the 150th anniversary of The Technology and Construction Court (TCC), a major specialist Court that deals with disputes about building, engineering and all kinds of technology including software. The TCC is based in the Rolls Building, a spacious and modern courthouse in London's legal heartland.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, there will be a competition for young artists. Entries can be 2D artworks in any medium (except exclusively photography) and relate to the themes of Construction or Technology.Read more
National Justice Museum opens submissions for photography exhibition with a £1,000 prize at stake
The call out is open to photographers from around the UK, from professionals to amateursRead more
National Justice Museum to receive £362,900 in fund which helps safeguard nation's cultural heritage
The National Justice Museum in Nottingham has been awarded a grant of £362,900 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, delivered by Arts Council England.Read more
The National Justice Museum publishes Letters of Constraint
The newly released book is an intimate collection of letters and diary entries from lockdownRead more
National Justice Museum wins Best Museums Change Lives Project at Museums Change Lives Awards 2021
The National Justice Museum has been awarded the Best Museums Change Lives Project at this year’s Museums Change Lives awards for our Make it Yours: Workshops in an Envelope project.Read more
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
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