Nottingham’s National Justice Museum officially opens

The National Justice Museum has officially opened in Nottingham, after undergoing a £1m refurbishment and name change.

Previously known as the Galleries of Justice, the former courthouse and gaol opened its doors in early April to visitors, showcasing a range of new exhibition areas, whilst displaying the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment.

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Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the refurbishment also offers a wider selection of archive items, an increased number of interactive displays, a new crime gallery featuring free exhibitions, whilst Nottingham’s City of Caves remains as a sister attraction.

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The new name change is to reflect the new name for The Egalitarian Trust, which delivers education programmes at legal and heritage sites in Nottingham, London and the North West.

A VIP launch was held in Nottingham last week to celebrate the new name and identity, whilst launches are due to take place in London on April 26 and Manchester in May.

The Museum has been hosting the ‘Journey to Justice’ project since April 1 and will continue until June 19, 2017, as the exhibition explores human rights movements and celebrates significant milestones and people throughout the history of social justice.