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Galleries of Justice

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Address: High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, England
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+44 115 952 0555
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10:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover Nottingham's horrible history at the Galleries of Justice Museum...

Discover Nottingham's horrible history at the Galleries of Justice Museum through engaging actor led tours, fascinating free exhibitions and free kids activities. Experience life as a prisoner as you are taken on a journey through time to explore original prison cells, caves, dungeons and original Victorian Courtrooms. PLUS! Why not try their After Dark Tours and experience a Ghost Tour or Terror Tour every weekend?

The Galleries of Justice Museum has recently been voted England's Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014!

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very nice couple of hours

We had a guided tour around the galleries' rooms, it was very interestig and educative as well. Good value for money and friendly staff.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an injustice! Came back to Nottingham to visit here because we didn't have enough time last trip and it's currently closed for refurbishment - opening early April. To keep visitors happy, they operate a guided tour of the local area plus the police museum. Which was ok and well done by the guides but we felt somewhat disappointed.....we'll just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour around the galleries' rooms, it was very interestig and educative as well. Good value for money and friendly staff.

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Thank Karmen H
Wangaratta, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour of the lace market area and the Police station. We had a stand in guide as the scheduled one was sick but she did a fantastic job and kept us interested the whole time. We missed the galleries by a couple of days but still felt we got a good overview of what was available.... More 

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GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Galleries of Justice, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for visiting. Happy to know that you enjoyed the Police Station and Lace Market tours. We hope to see you in April once we reopen as the National Justice Museum. Niall More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

A must see in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. Allow 2 or 3 hours to see it all. It is ideal for all ages and the staff are all very very enthusiastic and helpful. Really a hidden gem,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting place to visit but would not recommend it when you are in a very good or very bad mood because parts of the history presented are rather difficult to digest that of course belongs to the very nature of this museum.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Light Night is an annual event in Nottingham city on a Friday night in February. There are other annual events when free entry is given to a number of city attractions including the Galleries of Justice. I'd never been before and there was a craft fair there, and free music and we enjoyed looking round. We also got a free... More 

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GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Galleries of Justice, responded to this review

Hi Flondy. It's great to hear that you enjoyed Light Night. We hope to see you again in April after our refurbishment, when we become the National Justice Museum. Niall More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Amazing place really enjoyed our visit. Would return ad recommend without a doubt. Very informative.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Galleries of Justice today and was extremely surprised. It was interesting and felt really real. The staff who play roles, give you a realistic insight into how life was if you were unfortunate to be imprisoned centuries ago. I would highly recommend visiting this museum. I would definitely visit again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We paid for this when we booked the caves so got some money off. We were greeted by Lord Snot who was very funny and in character, there was also a jail keeper and a matron who told us about the various parts of the courts and prisons. The pit was very eerie and sad, it was a very educational... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great tour of the Glalleris, in the dark and with active actor participation - well worth the fright!

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