We have made every effort to try and make our exhibitions, facilities and services as accessible as possible to all visitors. Our accessibility page contains lots of detail to help you plan an enjoyable and comfortable visit.

If you have specific access needs please ensure you contact us in advance (0115 952 0555 or so we can help you to make the most of your visit.

Please be aware that due to the historic nature of the building, in some parts of the museum there will be low ceilings, uneven floors and many steps. Flat shoes are advisable. Please wrap up warm on colder days.

Facilities include:

Hearing loop, Accessible toilets, Audio Guides, Virtual reality presentations

Download our sensory map Read our full access statement

Explore before you visit

The National Justice Museum worked with Rainbow Parents, Carers, and Young People to co-produce a film to create virtual access to areas of the museum which have been identified as challenging spaces for visitors with reduced mobility, autism, and claustrophobia. These areas are the Women’s Laundry and Exercise Yard, the Debtors prison, the Dungeons (with oubliette).

The film was produced as part of the National Justice Museum's Heritage Lottery Fund project.