National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum

The National Justice Museum inspire people of all ages to become active citizens through fun and engaging activities, exhibitions and educational programmes relating to law and justice.

Based at Nottingham’s historic Shire Hall and County Gaol where you can delve into the fascinating history of justice through time. You will meet historical characters, explore an immense collection, take part in a range of interactive games and activities, and discover how law and justice contribute to all of our lives.

Their sister attraction, the City of Caves, tells the stories of people that lived and worked in the UK’s biggest network of caves.

Their impressive collection is made up of over 40 000 objects and archives. It is the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment.

Some well-known items include: 

  • Playwright Oscar Wilde’s cell door
  • The bath from the brides in the bath murder case
  • Gibbet irons
  • Force feeding equipment used on Suffragettes and conscientious objectors
  • Great Train Robbery evidence
  • The dock from Bow Street Magistrates Court, which was used in notorious cases such as the trials of Oscar Wilde, Roger Casement and the Krays

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