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National Justice Museum

High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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First stop during my visit of Nottingham and it was a good choice. Lots of information on how the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yuraima W
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Very interesting place

Been here with my family & couldn't believe i'v not visited before. It's full of history about old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
traceymckie1963
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Nottingham, 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First stop during my visit of Nottingham and it was a good choice. Lots of information on how the justice system has developed over the years in the UK. The fact that you get too see the way how prisoners lived back in those day...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here with my family & couldn't believe i'v not visited before. It's full of history about old Nottingham.old photos & facts about the old justice practices. Very interesting & well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely check out the Galleries of Justice (National Justice Museum) whilst you're in the beautiful city of Nottingham. It's a brilliant, hands-on, interactive way to introduce you to the history of crime & punishment in England. On the Sunday we visited there was a criminal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure what to expect when we decided to spend the afternoon here but I was very impressed and glad we made the trip. We arrived about 1pm and was told there was a court case being acted out at 1.30 we could go...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well presented exhibition and fascinating building. Can take part in a real courtroom case - teenage daughter enjoyed being a witness. Lots to see and everything interactive.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the National Justice Museum as part of a joint ticket with the City of Caves. We arrived just in time for a tour of the police station which was fully operational till 1986. There was a tour of the cells, a murder to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I live in Nottingham it’s somewhere I’ve never visited The museum is great set over 4 floors going down the first floor holds the courtroom where a court is held using actors and visitors which makes for interesting viewing. Ours was a suffragette...More

1  Thank Faysy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has number of galleries over four levels. On three levels there were actors in costume playing period roles. One was a female rights agitator, another was the prison doctor. Galleries focus too on modern issues such as capital punishment and refugee treatment. Galleries...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the old Shire Hall this gives an insight into the justice system. Re-enacted hearing, interactive displays and a lot of information in the old court rooms and cells. Placing justice in historical context. Also has a nice cafe. Combine it with the City of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was definitely interesting to look around, plenty to read but not in a boring way. Seeing the layout of the court was also interesting. All fascinating. The only problem was no clear way around so we weren't sure if we were missing anything out....More

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marieG4587IV
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
it is open all year round.
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Beryl G
October 17, 2017|
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Response from April L | Reviewed this property |
I think there is a lift that goes to the various floors, however I can't be a 100% sure might have to phone or check the website.
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Helen G
September 30, 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.
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