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“"Enjoyable visit"”

National Justice Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 Tours in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“"Enjoyable visit"”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

We decided to go here after reading reviews that some area's where wheelchair friendly, upon arriving we rang the doorbell for the Iberico tapas bar which is just ten feet right of the main Museum entrance (it asks you to do this online for assistance), do not do this as nobody will come to you as we found out ourselves after pressing several times to no avail, I therefore left my son with his Dad and went inside and joined a long queue waiting to ask for help to get my son into the building, when I eventually got to speak to a member of staff he was very helpfull and told us to go down the passage to the back of the building (courtyard area) and someone would be along to take us up the lift, I had mentioned what it had said on there own site re access and he promised to have the above information removed from there site ( still hasn't been removed yet though) Once a member of Staff met us in the courtyard everything ran smoothly and he was very very helpful, we had paid for a tour and he assisted us throughtout with the lift and where we had access, for which we where very grateful for, we had a enjoyable time at the Galleries of Justice and would highly recommend, but please remember that some area's are not accesible for wheelchair users :)

Visited November 2013
Thank Linda T
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Penarth, South Wales
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Thought Provoking”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very interesting attraction in Nottingham; provides a lot of information on crime & punishment. Easy to navigate. Also visited the City of Caves as well, which you can purchase as a joint ticket.

Visited November 2013
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly enjoyable”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Took a group of foreign visitors. Not keen to go but had no choice and I'm so glad I did.

Excellent staff in costume and character to guide you round with interesting anecdotes. Very helpful and knowledgable.

Great for children too. Nice little shop area.

Visited November 2013
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

An excellent way to spend a wet morning in Nottingham, from the mock trial to the oubliette, lots of information on how justice was carried out by and to our forbears. Suits all ages, with friendly and helpful assistants on hand

Visited November 2013
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not a very nice place to be back then”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Well worth a visit, loads of history in this building. Regular tours which are included but if you dont want to do a tour you can get a recorded description. You can get a ticket that entitles you to visit the caves as well.

Visited October 2013
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