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National Justice Museum

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00

National Justice Museum
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Based in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market, the National Justice Museum is housed in Nottinghamshire’s Grade 2 listed old Shire Hall and County Gaol. The Museum uses original Courtrooms, dungeons and prison cells, along with a number of more...more
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High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Reviewed yesterday

This Museum is a true treat to behold. I went on a recommendation from our taxi driver, and wasn't disappointed, well in the fact that I didn't have enough time to do this place Justice. There were actors doing re-enactments of a hanging, and a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoannaOlivey
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must go see if you are ever in Nottingham! A wonderful place steeped in history, an if you"r e lucky you might come across one of its ghosts! You can also take part, only if you want to, in a courtroom scene....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brenda22054
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place very interesting and lots of informative facts. Great cant wait to revisit. Keep it up guys.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Andy1985p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during my daughter's half term break. There was plenty to do and see. There are a lot of actors paying the parts of various characters and they work hard doing a great job. I got to join in with the trial and achieved...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leicestershirebloke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place, my children ages 8 and 9 enjoyed the day but they were a bit young to understand parts, we all enjoyed watching the mock trial and the actors were great. We spent around 3 hours in total, I could have spent longer...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank castigergirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a really enjoyable day at the National Justice Museum, great value for money - we spent about 5 hours exploring and managed to catch most of the tours throughout the day. The staff and actors were friendly and knowledgeable and included...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 684lucya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my visit here! The staff are brilliant, I love that they dress up and play historic characters and get all the people in the groups to join in. They have all definitely learnt the history of the place, crimes and punishment and answer...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank emilys783
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not particularly well advertised/marketed but definitely pleased I went after a recommendation. Entirely interesting and interactive. Great for people of all age groups

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pretty_boyz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic night out, from welcome to departing. Super actors, setting and court room action.would definitely go again to other murder mysteries. Different way to celebrate with friends.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Skoobsta
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The museum can be found just a few yards from Nottingham Contemporary and about a 10 minute walk from the council offices. While walking around you can be met by various historical characters which adds to the interest to your visit. As well as exhibits...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian M
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16 April 2018|
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
it is open all year round.
Beryl G
17 October 2017|
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Response from april0487 | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a lift that goes to the various floors, however I can't be a 100% sure might have to phone or check the website.
Helen G
30 September 2017|
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Response from JusticeMuseum | Property representative |
Yes you can. Once you arrive you get a wristband which means that you can pop in and out throughout the day.