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...

A museum of crime, punishment and social justice, the National Justice Museum is based in the Grade II listed Shire Hall in Nottingham city. Over five floors find a Victorian courtroom, Georgian gaol and cells that date back hundreds of years.

Meet the people who lived and worked in Nottingham County Gaol – from gaolers and matrons to prisoners and judges, ready to share real stories from the history of this unique building. Take part in a historical trial re-enactment, and experience one of Georgian England’s favourite entertainments – a public execution.

There are free to enter exhibition spaces, explore modern themes of social justice, inspired by items from the collection.

Check the website for daily opening times, under 5s have free entry.

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