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8 ideas for Easter weekend at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum

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Did you know… Britain’s first Easter egg was made in 1873 by J. S. Fry & Sons Limited.
On Easter Sunday, families visiting the National Justice Museum will have the chance to meet the great Victorian prison reformer Elizabeth Fry, who was part of the Fry’s chocolate-making family.  And as she tells her story, she will be giving out free fun-size chocolate eggs to mark the day.

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If you’re looking for something a bit different to do this Easter, here’s eight ideas for the whole family to enjoy…

  1. See the dungeon where Robin Hood was rumoured to have been locked up on the Museum’s daily ‘Tales of Truth & Legend’ tour
  2. Take a look at a mystery object from crime history and see if you can guess how it was first used
  3. Meet Nottinghamshire highway-woman Joan Phillips who disguised herself as a man to hold up carriages in the 17th century
  4. Journey underground and explore Nottingham’s ancient City of Caves
  5. Find out what happens when Anansi the Spider goes on trial at the Museum’s free Fairy Tale Trials on Saturday 20 April
  6. Take part in a trial in a real Victorian courtroom
  7. Get creative at the Museum’s free family craft sessions
  8. Discover the story of the father of modern-day forensics, Sir Bernard Spilsbury, which has recently gone on display in the Museum’s free Crime Gallery

The National Justice Museum is open every day of the Easter holiday (including Easter Sunday) from 10am-5.30pm and the City of Caves opens from 10am-5pm, with last admissions for both venues at 4 pm.

For more information or to book tickets please visit nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk or call 0115 952 0555.

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