Situated in the heart of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market area, the Galleries of Justice Museum is housed in Nottinghamshire’s Old Shire Hall and County Gaol.  The Museum uses the original courtrooms, dungeons and cells, along with a number of more contemporary galleries to exhibit collections relating to the law, crime and punishment.  We are widely known and critically acclaimed for our use of live interpretation within our tours that brings Nottingham’s real horrible history to life.


The Galleries of Justice Museum welcomes all visitors and has an extensive range of services to ensure that you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit.  We are happy to discuss any concerns that you may have in advance of your visit and if you require any further information please contact the customer services team on 0115 9520555 or email [email protected]


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*Disclaimer:  Please be aware that due to the nature of the building, in some parts of the tours there will be low ceilings, uneven floors and many steps.  Flat shoes are advisable. Wheelchair tours are not available between 12pm – 2pm daily. Only 2 wheelchairs can be accommodated on any one tour.



“Fantastic! Catered for disabled people very well!”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Great Tour! I took my Mother as a treat for her Birthday. She is disabled and the Staff couldn’t have been more helpful if they tried! They are steps up to the Entrance but we prebooked the day before and my Mum was met by one of the Staff on arrival who assisted us and took us around the tour Museum. There is a virtual tour available for those that can not access the lowest area due to the number of stairs etc and my Mum loved every minute. They all knew the history of the place very well and we’re very informative.Helpful and Convincing! Thank you for making her birthday week special!


Visited January 2015
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