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“Very good”

National Justice Museum
Ranked #2 of 25 Tours in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great attraction telling you all about the history of Nottingham. Love that the staff are in character it really adds to the visit.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well presented”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Interesting building and exposition of history
Discount ticket included visiting the caves under the shopping Centre which were brilliant

Visited July 2014
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting peak into historic prison life”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

You can take a guided tour or use an audio guide, we opted for the audio guide and can't fault it. We got a good insight in to the history of the building and historic justice system, with a short look at the more recent and current ways of treating offenders. Look out for the "typo" on the outside!

Visited July 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An outing with the grand children”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We came with 4 children ages between 9 and 13 and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.We were greeted by the sheriff who discussed Robin Hood's 'wickedness 'with the argumentative children, then to the courtroom,lots of interaction with a mock trial. Great fun and very informative.The prison warder was charmingly evil and again gave lots of facts. The dungeons were very interesting and we learnt plenty about crime and punishment. The exercise yard had names from past prisoners carved on the walls. The very entertaining officer told us about deportations to Australia,executions and we told about Narrow Marsh ,once the other side of the walls.
Altogether a well worth visit,

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“welll thought out and thought provoking”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

we spent about an hour and a half there and it was interesting and parts were interactive with actors which was good.

Visited July 2014
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