A museum of crime, punishment and social justice, the National Justice Museum is based in the Grade II* listed Shire Hall in Nottingham. Over five floors, our building houses a Victorian courtroom, Georgian gaol, and cells that date back hundreds of years.
Meet the people who lived and worked in Nottingham County Gaol – from gaolers and matrons to prisoners and judges – ready to share real stories from the history this unique building. Take part in a historical trial re-enactment, and experience one of Georgian England’s favourite entertainments – a public execution.
In our free exhibition spaces, explore modern themes of social justice, inspired by items from our collection. These spaces do not need a Museum admission ticket to enter – our friendly team on reception can point the way.
As a registered charity, our ticket prices come with an optional small donation. Admission to the National Justice Museum for students is just £10.95, or £12.05 if you choose to donate.
Nottingham has the UK’s largest network of caves – over 800 are hidden beneath its streets. At The City of Caves, you can discover the largest publicly available section of this vast underground network. Enjoy a memorable adventure in history at the heart of this subterranean wonder. Immerse yourself in the winding passageways of an underground world. Discover the lives of the people who found themselves living and working in this extraordinary environment.
Soak up the extraordinary atmosphere of the ancient caves carved deep beneath Nottingham’s city centre, including WW2 air raid shelters and a medieval tannery.
Admission to the City of Caves for students is just £7.65, or £8.40 if you choose to donate.
Why not save money with our great value Joint Tickets? Students can visit both the National Justice Museum and the City of Caves for just £15.40, or £16.95 with a donation.
Find out more at nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk