The National Justice Museum Nottingham
High Pavement, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HN
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Historical Heritage | Victorian Educational Tour | Politics | Crime and Punishment | Sociology | Law | Themed Attraction | Storytelling | Museums | Curriculum Subject / Activity Type | Historic Buildings | Educational Tours | Day Trip Destinations | PSHE | History | English | Citizenship
What we offer on a school trip
Offering the chance to emerge your students in history, the National Justice Museum in Nottingham is a unique building with centuries of history in one highly educational, award winning environment. Students can reenact historical and contemporary trials across all key stages in our Victorian courtrooms before delving into the depths of Georgian dungeons. They will get the opportunity to meet historical characters who bring the experience of being locked up in the dark cells to life with historical accuracy. The museum features a cornucopia of objects to handle themed around the reformed prison system and the various gruesome crime and punishment methods popular throughout history. Themed Victorian rooms offer an insight into Victorian England’s approach to crime investigation and current CSI methods as well as transport to Australia for convicts and capital punishments around the world. We offer both mainstream and SEN enhanced learning opportunities across the curriculum to ensure all learners have access to our wonderful site. In addition, we run an anti-knife crime exhibit aimed at preventing young people from falling into knife crime. This is run in partnership with the award-winning Ben Kinsella Trust. Places on this session are themed around choices and consequences attached to carrying a knife and funding may be available for suitable young people to visit. In addition to this, we also offer a one of a kind learning experience in our City of Caves sessions. Set in one of the largest system of caves explorable in the city, students get to explore the cave system deep below the streets of Nottingham with a tour guide, learning about the historical uses of these wonderous places. Archeological sessions are available as part of this experience.