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National Justice Museum

High Pavement

Tel: +44(0)115 952 0555

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National Justice Museum

Open seven days a week from 10am

At the National Justice Museum we inspire people of all ages to become active citizens. We do this through fun and engaging activities, exhibitions and educational programmes relating to law and justice.

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.

How to book

We have free exhibitions on site open all day every day and tickets can be bought to explore the museum in depth.

We recommend booking in advance wherever possible. Groups and schools must book in advance.

Contact or call 0115 952 0555 to find out more

Visit the website what’s on page for our full programme of events and to book tickets

Access information

We are located in Nottingham city centre with easy access via public transport.

If you have specific access needs we strongly advise that you contact us in advance (0115 952 0555 or so we can help you to make the most of your visit. Please be aware that due to the historic nature of the building, in some parts of the museum there will be low ceilings, uneven floors and many steps. Flat shoes are advisable. Please wrap up warm on colder days.

Facilities include: Hearing loop, Accessible toilets, Audio Guides, Virtual reality presentations


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