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National Justice Museum

High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Well worth visiting

I am usually left a little disappointed at the majority of museums I visit, however, that certainly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barry M
A very good couple of hours

We went to the museum after visiting the city of caves which was part of a joint ticket There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
+44 115 952 0555
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out brilliant to see the kids faces stepping back in time. Surprised at some of the former offences people was charged for... costumes are correct for year would visit again

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must do activity if you find yourself in Nottingham. I can't recommend this place enough, it was one of my favourite places I went in Notts and I wish I had more time (would recommend at least 2-3 hours). I learned so much...More

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined the crew of HauntedHappenigs for a 5 hour investigation into the paranormal. Three of us joined around 45 others to work in large and small groups throughout the buildings to capture any evidence of paranormal or ghostly activity. All the groups reported back that...More

Thank SteinKelleyWalkers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had previously visited this site, years ago but a it was ghost hunting event, so hadn't seen it in the light of day and done a tour. I wasn't disappointed, a brilliant place to visit, full of interesting items and the court room re-enactment...More

Thank claireanddave2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum today with my boyfriend and we both really enjoyed it. it was interesting to see all the old dungeons and dark cells etc. It makes for fascinating reading about how punishment has changed over the years. There isn't a huge number of...More

Thank SEI_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here today, I phoned the museum for advice and information before my visit, what a glowing report I was given. A big mistake. I should have read Tripadvisor first, as a lot of what has been written by the 1,2 and 3 DOT...More

Thank billybusiness
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting look at justice throughout the years and how (fortunately) it has changed. Divided into 4 floors and with a timetable of activities featuring live actors it makes for a good afternoon of learning and being entertained. Each area has exhibits and information on...More

Thank Steviefull
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only downside is that it is expensive to visit. Having said that it is very interesting, some really thought provoking displays about crime and punishment. The staff were very helpful and the actors who brought the place to life were fantastic.

Thank Alan W
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Beryl G
18 October 2017|
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Response from Olive W | Reviewed this property |
No I'm sorry it's not suitable for wheelchairs
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.