Inspiring tales of justice

Hear true stories brought to extraordinary life

Meet amazing, costumed characters from Nottingham's history in our Grade II* listed Shire Hall. Explore the Victorian Courtroom, Georgian gaol, and ancient cells - all spread over five fascinating floors. Be inspired by exhibitions on themes of social justice, and discover our captivating collection. Experience justice and the law like never before.

WHAT'S ON

Adventures in history

Our thriving events programme explores the museum’s rich history and its unique collections in entertaining, intriguing and thought-provoking ways.

Excellent place! So much to see, read and hear and fantastic actors staying true to their characters. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

A fascinating day out and well worth the admission fee! Well done, good value for money

Are you ready to join us?

Experience the harsh realities of life on the wrong side of the law. At the National Justice Museum we’re ready to share an adventure you’ll never forget. The question is, are you ready to join us?

LEARNING

Inspiring minds

Share a unique learning experience

Sparking imaginations and inspiring minds, our unique curriculum-linked learning programmes for children and young people offer true-to-life workshops in real courtroom settings. Through immersive and engaging digital sessions, we illuminate justice, the law and its practise in a way learners will never forget. Plan a visit today.

Discover Learning

Latest exhibition

Opens until February 2023

Freedom Photography Exhibition

What symbolizes freedom to you? What gives you a sense of freedom? Is it freedom from something, or freedom to do something? Maybe you want to explore what personal freedom means to you, or what it means to society as a whole. All ideas are welcome. We invited the public to grab a camera or their phone, and get creative to capture the essence of freedom. This free exhibition showcases all of the submissions received.

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NEWS

Inspiring thinking

Read about our latest exhibitions, activities and initiatives about justice and the law.