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Galleries of Justice

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Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
Phone Number: +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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Crime and punishment tour.

Me and my Husband went to the galleries of justice, to do the crime and punishment tour, we were first greeted in the hall/foyer of the building, then our 2 tour guides took us in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my Husband went to the galleries of justice, to do the crime and punishment tour, we were first greeted in the hall/foyer of the building, then our 2 tour guides took us in to the court room which was very interesting, we then carried on our tour where we were met by another tour guide who told us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing location steeped in history day or night you won't be disappointed. It gives you an eye opener of what life use to be like. From the old court room to the gaol it was history of the darker side of life. Amazing experience to visit and I am looking forward to coming again one day

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Thank Kande11
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are multiple offerings at the Galleries of justice including opportunities for educational groups such as mock court cases, tours of the courts and cells and an insight into life when the galleries were open for previous business. The onsite cafe offers food and drinks at very reasonable prices as well.

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Thank Josephthomas101010
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot to see with galleries about Robin Hood and exhibits about the crime and punishment through the ages. The tour was good taking in the courtroom and various prison cells and the section on deportation to Australia was especially good as maybe that is because one of my ancestors was deported (and made good)

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Thank Catherine T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little museum. It's an actual gaol going back to Georgian England hat was used well into modernity. Actors/guides (including the Sheriff of Nottingham) take you through the bowels of the building and on a journey through the Victorian period and Transportation to Australia. It is unrelentingly tragic, but the descents manage a bit of humor. Well... More 

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Thank Tracey M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent ,it really takes you back in time,fascinating place to visit,and very interesting to see how cruel the system was back then.

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Thank 493Michael
Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is easily one of the best museums I've ever been to. Set in the old courthouse/jail, it gives an amazing insight into the UK penal system from Georgian times onwards. There are many tales of locals and their punishments that really personalise the experience. The artefacts are great. The final piece, presumably an interview of Albert Pierrepoint really brings... More 

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Thank Andy D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is absolutely brilliant, the museum staff are very knowledgeable and the actors make it a really fun experience. I enjoyed the participation as it adds to your experience. Would really like to visit again!

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Thank bennettej2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended here on a ghost hunt and loved it soo much we had to go back during the day it's great for history and the actors are very informative

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here originally for a daily walk around but saw a sign for the terror tour that evening so we decided to loiter and go to that instead. I am so glad we did, it lasted about and hour but felt like a lot longer. It was fantastic, every second was scary and at times terrifying. I cannot recommend this... More 

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