What's on

From events including issues-focused free exhibitions and stimulating free workshops, join the discussions, gain valuable insights and enjoy a fun and memorable experience. We also have regular daily performances - click here to find out more.

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Exhibition:

Saturday 10 February - Sunday 3 November 2024

Juvenile In Justice

Our latest exhibition, ‘Juvenile In Justice’, is an exploration of the lives of young people living in prison, made in collaboration with Californian artist and activist, Richard Ross

Ghost Tour

Event:

Select dates from Saturday 13 January to 30th March 6pm and 7pm

Ghosts of the Gaol

Retrace the steps of those who were locked away here, uncover eerie tales from staff and visitors alike, and learn of the many paranormal experiences reported within this historic building.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 08 March, 10am-12pm

Exploring Self-expression…

Personal names and tattoos take on new meanings for inmates who are often seen as numbers and statistics. This workshop will involve designing and embroidering an initial of your choice in the style…

Workshop:

Friday 8 March, 2.30pm-4pm

International Women's Day -…

Join socially engaged visual artist Ismail Khokon for an experimental open space rebel slogan making workshop inspired by the International Women’s Day theme, ‘Inspire Inclusion’.

Workshop:

Friday 8 March, 1pm - 3pm

International Women's Day -…

Learn about influential women past and present and create a unique embroidered cushion inspired by your chosen amazing woman too.

Workshop:

Friday 8 March, 12-1:30pm

International Women's Day -…

Find our museum bike in the Market Square for this drop-in activity, with artist Yuxi Hou. Create your own badge inspired by the International Women’s Day theme, “Inspire Inclusion”.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 15 March, 10am-12pm

The Power of Spoken Word

Explore the power of poetry and spoken word with poet Manjit Sahota. In this workshop you will be supported to create a poem that reflects your feelings and opinions of the ‘Juvenile In Justice’…

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 12 April, 10am-12pm

Mindful Colouring

How does colour affect our emotions and behaviour? With artist Suzanne Golden you will explore the work of Richard Ross focusing on the colours used in his photography.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 19 April, 10am-12pm

Unveiling body language…

In this workshop artist Janhavi Sharma will guide you through the work of photographer Richard Ross and his thought-provoking photo exhibition Juvenile In Justice.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 26 April, 10am-12pm

Tokens of Comfort

Comfort and safety are core human needs. Juveniles in the justice system have little in the way of comfort in a stressful and anxiety provoking environment.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 10 May, 10am-12pm

Block Printing

Join artist Donna Griffiths to create a printing block inspired by the National Justice Museum’s Juvenile In Justice exhibition.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 17 May, 10am-12pm

Expressive brushstrokes and…

Come and join artist Neelum Aftab and learn about Expressionist Art and how artists have created portraits through expressionism bringing to light hidden feelings and emotions through colours and…

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 24 May, 10am-12pm

How we tell our stories.

In this workshop you will explore feelings through mark making, poetry, graffiti and using patterns to express yourself.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 22 March, 10am-12pm

Reclaiming Narratives and…

With artist Yuxi Hou, create a collage using photographs from the Juvenile In Justice exhibition by Richard Ross. Reflect on the experiences and journeys of juveniles detained in the criminal justice…

Crime Club

Crime talk

Event:

Thursday 28 March, 6pm - 8pm

Crime Club: A Place of…

You may know our building used to be an active gaol, but did you know that 11 people were hanged on site? Join our expert interpreter to learn more about what led them to our gallows.

Escape Room

Event:

Select dates April - August 2024

Guilty?! - A National Justice…

A brand-new multiple-choice escape room from the National Justice Museum!