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Galleries of Justice

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Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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+44 115 952 0555
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10:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover Nottingham's horrible history at the Galleries of Justice Museum...

Discover Nottingham's horrible history at the Galleries of Justice Museum through engaging actor led tours, fascinating free exhibitions and free kids activities. Experience life as a prisoner as you are taken on a journey through time to explore original prison cells, caves, dungeons and original Victorian Courtrooms. PLUS! Why not try their After Dark Tours and experience a Ghost Tour or Terror Tour every weekend?

The Galleries of Justice Museum has recently been voted England's Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014!

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Police Station visit

We went on a tour of the lace market area and the Police station. We had a stand in guide as the scheduled one was sick but she did a fantastic job and kept us interested the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Wangaratta, Australia
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Wangaratta, Australia
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went on a tour of the lace market area and the Police station. We had a stand in guide as the scheduled one was sick but she did a fantastic job and kept us interested the whole time. We missed the galleries by a couple of days but still felt we got a good overview of what was available.... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. Allow 2 or 3 hours to see it all. It is ideal for all ages and the staff are all very very enthusiastic and helpful. Really a hidden gem,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit but would not recommend it when you are in a very good or very bad mood because parts of the history presented are rather difficult to digest that of course belongs to the very nature of this museum.

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Thank Zsófia T
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Light Night is an annual event in Nottingham city on a Friday night in February. There are other annual events when free entry is given to a number of city attractions including the Galleries of Justice. I'd never been before and there was a craft fair there, and free music and we enjoyed looking round. We also got a free... More 

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GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Galleries of Justice, responded to this review

Hi Flondy. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Light Night. We hope to see you again in April after our refurbishment, when we become the National Justice Museum. Niall More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing place really enjoyed our visit. Would return ad recommend without a doubt. Very informative.

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Thank ClairDb
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Galleries of Justice today and was extremely surprised. It was interesting and felt really real. The staff who play roles, give you a realistic insight into how life was if you were unfortunate to be imprisoned centuries ago. I would highly recommend visiting this museum. I would definitely visit again.

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Thank loobee05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid for this when we booked the caves so got some money off. We were greeted by Lord Snot who was very funny and in character, there was also a jail keeper and a matron who told us about the various parts of the courts and prisons. The pit was very eerie and sad, it was a very educational... More 

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Thank Debbie R
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of the Glalleris, in the dark and with active actor participation - well worth the fright!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting historic place to visit in Nottingham City. Can also feel a little scary to think of the punishments which used to take place there. Definitely recommend a visit to anyone visiting Nottingham as well as those who live there.

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Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit, so enlightening, a role play with the actors (tour guides) and very enlightening especially if you are chosen to take part

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