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National Justice Museum

High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Thoroughly disappointing!

I have visited this museum several times before and have always enjoyed the character hosted tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denise L
Very interesting museum

Very interesting visit to the justice museum and you realise how lucky we are in this day of age... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited this museum several times before and have always enjoyed the character hosted tour starting in the court room and taking you through the different places in the museum. I was thoroughly disappointed to find this is no longer available; instead you are...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting visit to the justice museum and you realise how lucky we are in this day of age. It must of been so hard to live throughout those times and you get a real feel of the people who were imprisoned there for some...More

Thank jessimo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had never even heard of this place until we went to City of Caves nearby & got a double entrance ticket for both attractions, but it was most certainly well worth seeing. Fascinating information about the justice system over time all presented in an...More

Thank angelenewright
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great fun and very informative. Sine great characters floating about and some really interesting history. Good for all ages full facilities available.

Thank Aidan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One can almost feel the fear and pain embedded in the walls! Most interesting and makes one realise how lucky we are in the modern world today! Stealing food was a crime and so sad to see the sentences inflicted on the poor souls. Apparently...More

Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Notts all my life and only just discovered this place. Very interesting tour and a lovely building, just a shame there’s not more of it

Thank EMarchy79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent. Very thought provoking, especially the exercise yards and hanging areas, which have inscriptions on the walls from inmates over the centuries. The bottom two floors are the actual old Gaol of Nottingham with cells and dungeons etc. Very good and lovely cafe too.

Thank graymoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon strolling around the National Justice Museum. We really enjoyed it. It was a great factual experience which took us on a journey of punishment an incarceration through the ages.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am usually left a little disappointed at the majority of museums I visit, however, that certainly isn't the case with the National Justice Museum. It was interesting and informative with the added 'attraction' of a timetable of related performances featuring actors, with some audience...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum after visiting the city of caves which was part of a joint ticket There are lots of interesting things to see here and the actors are very professional. We sat in a mock court case which we found very interesting....More

Thank colgmar51
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Beryl G
18 October 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.
Helen G
1 October 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.