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National Justice Museum

High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Great place to visit

The only downside is that it is expensive to visit. Having said that it is very interesting, some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alan W
Motherwell, United Kingdom
It makes you think

The horror of our early justice system is covered very well at this museum. We were each given a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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 contemporary galleries to exhibit collections relating to justice, the law, crime and punishment in a fun and interactive way. When visiting the museum you may also meet a variety of colourful historical characters with different stories of justice to tell.
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High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Reviewed yesterday

The only downside is that it is expensive to visit. Having said that it is very interesting, some really thought provoking displays about crime and punishment. The staff were very helpful and the actors who brought the place to life were fantastic.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The horror of our early justice system is covered very well at this museum. We were each given a wrist band which had details of a particular prisoner and we were tasked with discovering their fate. Sitting in the courtroom was quite an experience and...More

Thank Taurnetta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A group of friends and I attended their crime and cocktail night on the bank holiday weekend in August. The experience was so fun and I can’t wait to do it again.

Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could have spent all day here. There are actors in character who tell true stories of prisoners. There is plenty to read as you walk through the many rooms and floors.

Thank Allen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building and its contents provide a fascinating insight into the law and justice in England over the centuries - from courtroom to cells, interactive games and informative video etc .- And there's a tea room too! Excellent.

Thank Pat186442
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent a day exploring the courtroom, washrooms exercise yard (including gallows) and cells I can definitely recommend this really exciting and amazing insight into our judicial past.

Thank Julian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here when they were filming a couple of years ago, it was really good and I enjoyed every minute. You don't feel rushed even though there is a huge amount to see, and the actors guide you along wonderfully.

Thank Simon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a dual ticket for the city of caves. We weren't disappointed. We got a little lost but found our way around with a little help. there is no map to help guide you around. the exhibits are brilliant. A real insight...More

Thank Cath M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an interesting tour of the National Justice Museum. It's a bit disjointed in its layout so I'm sure I missed some parts of it. The trial reenactment is interesting. Make sure you get the joint ticket so that you can go to the City...More

1  Thank RedShoesNottingham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum while seeing family in august, walking around each of the rooms at your leisure but knowing when the performers would be available was very handy! Seeing the dungeons and how people have been punished through the years was very interesting! The...More

2  Thank shaunpaulh
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Beryl G
18 October 2017|
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Response from realreviewer1982 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it it there's a lot of stairs so I highly doubt it I'm afraid.
Helen G
1 October 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.