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From events including issues-focused free exhibitions and stimulating free workshops, join the discussions, gain valuable insights and enjoy a fun and memorable experience. Why not use our filter by-type section to help choose from our events, creative workshops, and current exhibitions?

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Workshop Exhibition Event

Daily 10am - 5.00pm


Father of forensics

This exhibition explores Spilsbury’s work alongside the story of forensic pathology from its largely discredited beginnings in the early 19th century, to its widespread authority today.

Daily 10am - 5.00pm


The crime gallery

Our Crime Gallery is where you’ll find free family activities and exhibitions exploring a range of topics relating to crime.

Thursday 30th March, 6pm - 8pm


Crime club - Brierley's Believe It Or Not

Meet Richard Butler Brierley, Keeper of the County Gaol. Fifteen years is quite some time to be gaoler and he has seen many a change in that time, as well as many inmates.

Saturday 11th February 2023, 7pm


Cocktails and Crime: Rest in Peace

Travel back in time to the Swinging Sixties in this themed murder mystery evening.

Saturday 11th February, 10am to 3pm


Dr Love: Free love poems

Dr Love and his creative stethoscope will appear at the National Justice Museum on Saturday 11th February from ?am until ?pm to produce personalised poems for Valentine's Day.

Saturday 12 November 2022 - February 2023


'Freedom' Open Call Photography Exhibition

Welcome to an evocative collection of freedom themed photographs, a generous visual response by over two hundred talented photographers. Individually the images illustrate personal notions of freedom, collectively they articulate the nuance of freedom itself from multiple perspectives. A compelling mix of peace, nature, play and love have been captured, alongside urban patterns, portraits, and images articulating identity and the need for equality.

Monday 30 January - Sunday 28 May 2023


Artists in Residence at C2C Social Action

Free to enter

National Justice Museum announces new display created in collaboration with Artists in Residence at C2C Social Action. Taking place in the Museum’s free Project Lab, the display is a coproduced exploration on how working collaboratively with nature in urban settings can be the catalyst for social change and empowerment

Wednesday 26 April 2023, 8am - 9:30am


Networking Event

Join us for a networking breakfast and explore our award-winning Choices & Consequences workshop

Thursday 25th May, 6pm - 8pm


Crime club - Gallows Hill

For many years the principal location of execution in Nottingham was Gallows Hill. We take a look at the myths and truths associated with this location and the condemned who met their end there before the crowds.