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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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All reviews court room exercise yard crime and punishment mock trial role play guided tour re enactment joint ticket all ages great attraction own pace combined ticket great fun interesting facts great place to visit interesting place couple of hours
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Reviewed today

This is a very interesting place to visit gives great in sight in our The law worked in the olden times you can see hang mans place The cells below the dock and mutch more

Thank JOHN C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum was very well laid out, plenty of things to look at and lots of great facts and things to see the. The cells that have been restored are great and very realistic. The part about the prisoners going to Australia were very good...More

Thank laurenhaddon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting piece of history mixed with interactive entertainment. There were two performances to watch with the Court Room one including the audience. This was a combined ticket with the Nottingham Caves which we thought was a bit expensive but the Justice Museum made up for...More

Thank TravellersDownUnder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant Very interactive and packed full of history Great value for money . For all ages there is something for you all . The courts and mock trials enable you to live out what people many years would have gone through.

Thank Sophie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I thought this was a bit expensive for a visit, but with the amount of performances to watch, it tells historic stories of how justice and punishment evolved very well. Lots of information, lots of artefacts. It's a very good visit. All going...More

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous tour and great value for money. Really enjoyed this as did the ten year old boy we were with. Plenty of activities to do as you go around and interactive reenactment of the court case was fun. Definitely would recommend this.

Thank Jayne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many museums far and wide and have to say this is one of our favourites. It combines traditional museum exhibits alongside modern methods of display. Actors perform short pieces to illustrate how the building would have been used as a prison and...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff friendly and helpful. We were given 'bracelets' to wear with a prisoner's number on so that we could look for and identify with them. Despite being adults, we enjoyed this interaction. There were 3 staff members who dressed up and role played characters, an...More

Thank 53BJH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took our grandson to here , great day out looking at how justice was done in the past 300 years . Went down to the dungeons was very dark and horrible. We sat in the court room were u could were the wig and robe...More

1  Thank Teena S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of work has been done to make this historic building accessible. It’s better, but if you’re mobility impaired, you might consider taking a non-disabled person with you. The beauty of bureaucracy is there is such a complete picture left showing the things we’ve done...More

1  Thank Daydream423820
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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 April L | 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.