What's on

From events including issues-focussed free exhibitions and stimulating free workshops, join the discussions, gain valuable insights and enjoy a fun and memorable experience.


Workshop Exhibition Event

Summer holiday Saturdays


Junior detectives

Journey back to Victorian Nottingham with us and help us solve the case of the escaped prisoner!

29 August, 7:30pm-10pm


Cocktails and Crime

Drink is flowing. And soon blood will be spilt. The murderer lurks in the Shire Hall’s shadows.

Join the mayhem as a detective, and put your sleuthing skills to the test to uncover whodunnit?

Mon 2 - Sun 15 August


Welcome back S.H.E.D!

For two weeks this summer, the National Justice Museum will host a variety of exciting events, film screenings, talks and activities as part of S.H.E.D - the Social Higher Education Depot.

5 August, 6pm - 8pm


Crime club

Real crimes. Real stories. Real evidence. Join us for Crime Club, a chance to discover more about infamous crime cases from history

Dates throughout November and December


We Wish You a Merry Murder

Join this evening of intrigue, accusations and suspicion – complete with cocktails and laughter.

Daily 10am - 5.00pm


Father of forensics

This exhibition explores Spilsbury’s work alongside the story of forensic pathology from its largely discredited beginnings in the early 19th century, to its widespread authority today.

Daily 10am - 5.00pm


The crime gallery

Our Crime Gallery is where you’ll find free family activities and exhibitions exploring a range of topics relating to crime.

21 May – 31 October 2021


Power: freedom to create

Power is a brand-new exhibition in partnership with Koestler Arts. It shows contemporary and historic artwork made in prisons.

Every Friday


'Make it Yours' creative workshops

Our creative sessions are free and open to all. Join us to make and create together and contribute to our growing museum! The sessions will be led by artists, makers and writers.