National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Average visit time – 2-3+ hours

Things to do at the National Justice Museum review

The National Justice Museum is located in the heart of the city of Nottingham. It is based in the former Victorian courts, County Goal and police station at the historic Lace Market. The courtrooms date back to the 14th Century and the goal to at least 1449. At the museum, you can also discover a hidden world beneath your feet in the city’s caves.

The crime gallery includes a range of family-friendly activities and interactive exhibits. Plus you can see the actual dock from Bow Street Magistrates court. There is even an exhibition about children and young offenders in prison. It examines the history from the 18th century to the current day. You will find out how children have been and are punished. The museum also contains original dungeons and prison cells plus other contemporary galleries.

Under the city lies a labyrinth of caves and you can book a daytime admission including an audio tour. These caves date back to the dark ages and you can learn about the events that once happened inside these fascinating underground dwellings. You will see the only medieval underground tannery in the country plus an Anderson air-raid shelter and remnants of Drury Hill Victorian slums.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information National Justice Museum

Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, Nottinghamshire, England. Phone: 0115 952 0555

Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages, although smaller children may find certain aspects scary

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold drinks plus sandwiches and snacks.

What are the main things to do?

Museum located within former Victorian courts, County Goal and police station, city caves you can explore and interactive exhibits. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher-priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. You can purchase tickets just for the museum or caves but we would recommend a combined ticket. A combined ticket costs £17.50 for an adult, £13.50 for a child and under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.

Is there parking?

The nearest car parks are Broadmarsh car park, Lace Market car park and Stoney Street car park. There is a charge to park at these car parks.

When are they open?

The National Justice Museum is open for most of the year, it is closed from the 24th-26th of December and on the 1st of January. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue


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