Schools & Groups

The main building for the Galleries of Justice Museum is closed for renovation until 1st April 2017


The National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL) is the education provider for  the Galleries of Justice Museum. Through experiential learning, students are encouraged to embrace the opportunity to learn about real objects in real places outside the classroom.  Bringing History and Citizenship to life, the NCCL team are here to teach about the past, for students to act in the present and empower them to change the future. This section will link you to the NCCL website which provides information about educational activities and programmes at the Galleries of Justice Museum and contains contact details for the NCCL team.  Click here to find out more

Important notice about museum capital redevelopment work and changes to activities: From 20th February 2017 to the 31st March 2017 parts of the Galleries of Justice Museum will be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The Museum has been awarded almost £1 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable it to embark on an exciting redevelopment project. We will be offering limited alternative educational activities for schools already booked during this time. The City of Caves will be open for school visits as usual. The museum will relaunch on 1st April 2017 as the National Justice Museum, and our brand new education programme is also available from April 2017.

All NCCL learning activities are developed with the emphasis on ‘learning by doing ‘to bring subjects such as History, ‘British Values’ and Law to life. Visit the NCCL website to find out more

Contact details: Email: [email protected] or call 0115 9939 811 to find out more about hands-on educational visits at the Galleries of Justice Museum

Please note, we recommend that schools book a minimum of two months in advance where possible to secure preferred dates. We can take bookings up to a year in advance but due to demand we may not be able to accommodate your first choice, please be aware of this when requesting a visit.

Educational visits for Primary Schools with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum

Educational visits for Secondary Schools with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum

Educational visits for FE/HE with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum

Visits for other education groups with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum



Group bookings

The Galleries of Justice Museum provides a great experience for group bookings.  Get your friends together for a unique visit to Nottinghamshire’s Best Visitor Attraction and the only museum of its kind in Europe.  Put your mates in the dock and determine their fate in our original Victorian Courtroom, before sending them down into our prison cells, dungeons and sandstone caves.  Click here for further information


Super Sleepovers for Scouts and Brownies

Complete your Cubs Nights Away Staged Activity Badge and Brownies Adventure Badge!  From discovering our horrible history, to exploring 5 floors underground at Nottinghamshire’s Best Visitor Attraction the Galleries of Justice Museum provides an adventurous, fun-filled sleep over and encourages a sense of independence for your group members!
Suitable for young people of all ages including Rainbows, Brownies, Girl Guides, Cubs, Beavers, Scouts and Boys Brigade!  Click here to find out more
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