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

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.

Friday 19th August - Sunday 21st August


SHED Workshops

Led by artists, makers, and writers, the workshops are free and open to all, so why not join us to make and create together

25, 26 Nov, 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16 & 17 Dec


We Wish You a Merry Murder

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

27th August 2022, 7:30pm


Cocktails and Crime: Rest in Peace

Travel back in time to the Swinging Sixties in this themed murder mystery evening.

Open until October 2022


Young People and Protest

This free exhibition is a celebration of the power, passion, and ability that young people have shown to get their voices heard, to fight against injustice and to enact change. This snapshot of historical and contemporary youth activism from around the world asks: ‘how will you use your voice for social change’?

30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th August 2022


Junior Detectives

Journey back to Victorian Nottingham and solve the case of the escaped prisoner in this interactive children's adventure.

Submissions closed


'Freedom' Open Call Photography Exhibition

The National Justice Museum launched an open call for black and white photography around the theme of ‘Freedom’.




Power: freedom to create

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