National Justice Museum

In a nutshell

Step into the history of law and justice at the National Justice Museum. Take a guided tour, all ages are welcome.


High Pavement, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1HN

Contact details

Tel: 0115 952 0555

Activity type

Historical Sites, Museums and Art Centres

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

National Justice Museum details...

Plan your visit with the kids to this great award-winning museum in the centre of Nottingham located in the original courthouse, county gaol and later the local police station. As you explore the court rooms, dungeons and prison cells, discover the history of Crime and Punishment in the free exhibitions, interactive displays and performance-led tours.

Hear the gruesome and grim stories of Nottingham’s outlaws brought to life by actors where they were judged, imprisoned and executed. There is an engaging Robin Hood exhibition suitable for children of all ages, discover the strong connection to the Sheriff of Nottingham as the building was once used as his head quarters.

Check the website and choose your tour, pre-booking is recommended particularly at busy times in school holidays, a combined tickets with the City of Caves sister attraction is also available. Open daily, under 5s have free entry.

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