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Call Out For People To Share Their Stories About Nottingham’s Shire Hall

October 25th, 2016

Were you once a member of the jury, a barrister or a member of the press reporting on a trial at Nottingham’s Shire Hall? If so, your story could contribute to an oral history project and become part of the collection at the Galleries of Justice Museum.
As part of a £1million Heritage Lottery Fund supported […]

We are becoming the National Justice Museum in Feb 2017

September 30th, 2016

Launching in February 2017 following a £1million Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, the National Justice Museum will become the new name for The Egalitarian Trust, which currently incorporates the Galleries of Justice Museum, the City of Caves in Nottingham and the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL).
Using the UK’s largest collection relating to […]

Galleries Of Justice Museum Loan Playwright’s Cell Door For A Major New Exhibition

September 9th, 2016

The original cell door that renowned playwright, Oscar Wilde was locked behind has been temporarily returned to Reading Prison on loan from the Galleries of Justice Museum. The door forms a key part of a new art installation called ‘Inside: Artists and writers in Reading Prison’.
The exhibition explores the author’s work, as well as the […]

The Galleries of Justice Museum celebrates International Youth Day 2016

August 16th, 2016

Young people were invited into the very heart of the Galleries of Justice Museum to mark International Youth Day on Friday 12th August 2016. The group took part in a debate focusing on the question: Are prisons a sustainable form of punishment?
Senior Curator and Archivist Bev Baker led the youth event with the help of […]

Successful Bid to Deliver Outreach Programmes in Nottingham, London and Manchester

August 3rd, 2016

The Galleries of Justice Museum’s learning team, the National Centre for Citizenship and Law, will be widening access to people from diverse backgrounds to facilitate an exciting new schools outreach project.
The museum has received £126,117 in funding from Arts Council England which will be used to train people from diverse backgrounds to deliver creative education […]

2 For 1 Ghost Tours Broadway Cinema Promotion

July 13th, 2016

Make Spooktacular savings on our Ghost Tours when you show your Broadway Cinema ticket for Ghostbusters.
T&Cs apply: Offer available until August 31 2016. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. Booking essential. You must show cinema ticket on entry. Check website for details. 6pm and 7pm tours not suitable for children under 12 years […]

Get Up, Stand Up! The Galleries of Justice Museum Wins Award for Creative Notts Heritage Project

June 9th, 2016

The Galleries of Justice Museum has been awarded the Inspiration Award for Best Special Project at the Nottinghamshire Heritage and Conference Awards for their Get Up, Stand Up! collaboration with New Art Exchange.
The aim of the project was to rethink diversity in a museum, portraying missing histories and stories of social justice/injustice using new technologies, […]

Plans Revealed for Major Improvements to the Galleries of Justice Museum

May 17th, 2016

AS RECENTLY REPORTED, THE GALLERIES OF JUSTICE MUSEUM has been awarded almost £1 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable it to embark on an ambitious project which will effectively ‘unlock’ the unique, historic building in Nottingham’s Lace Market.  This pioneering project aims to further establish the museum as a national heritage centre for […]

Vote for us in the School Travel Awards!

May 10th, 2016

Have you been inspired by one of our educational visits/school trips? Vote for us in the School Travel Awards!
The new School Travel Awards are here to recognise the best venues, attractions and companies for school trips, to help teachers to organise first class educational experiences outside the classroom. The awards reflect everything that is exceptional […]

Share Your Memories With The Galleries of Justice Museum

May 6th, 2016

The Galleries of Justice Museum occupies the Shire Hall in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market area. It used to be the Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters, with working courtrooms and cells until the 1980s.
As part of a redevelopment project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are interested in collecting stories which provide further depth to the heritage […]

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