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High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1HN
£9.95 (adult) £7.95 (child/conc) £27.50 (family)
Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, Tours 10:30-4pm Mon-Fri, Museum 9-5:30
Based in the lacemarket area of Nottingham, the old courthouse and county Gaol is a unique and memorable museum, designed to engage and educate. Audience participation is essential as you travel through the corridors of history.
Recently voted England's Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014, based at Nottingham's old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore our museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours plus an on-site café and gift shop.
There is an engaging Robin Hood exhibition perfectly suitable for children of all ages. The legend of Robin Hood has a particular importance and connection to the Galleries of Justice Museum, as for centuries, this historic building was the base of the Sheriff of Nottingham!
With a cafe and free exhibits on the site, there will be something for you to enjoy.
Save 25% on ticket prices when you buy a joint ticket for the City of Caves.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
The Galleries of Justice is a rare gem. I wish I could pick it up and move it so that more people will visit because it is incredibly difficult to find an interesting museum.
As you walk through the door you can feel the enthusiasm of the staff; they take the time to make sure that each customer is valued from the moment they arrive, and its engaging activities make this a unique and unforgettable experience. It is a little gruesome in places so it may not be perfect for children of the more sensitive nature, although there are some nicer exhibits and places to play all over the building for all age groups so don't let this put you off.
I did look for something negative in an attempt to give a balanced view but there was nothing apart from the fact that it was a bit chilly in parts, but it's an old building and the coffee in the cafe is great so will warm you up in no time.
We had a great time and we will be going back. If you're looking for an exciting way to spend your afternoon then this is the place.
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