National Justice Museum

The launch of the National Justice Museum which was planned for February has now been postponed until later in the year.

The change in timing is due to a delay in the capital works.

The launch which is being supported by Heritage Lottery Fund will see Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice Museum and their education provider, the National Centre for Citizenship and Law, come together as the National Justice Museum.

Tim Desmond, chief executive for the museum, said: “Whilst we have experienced a temporary delay in our capital works, we are looking forward to launching the National Justice Museum later in 2017 across all our heritage sites.”

The National Justice Museum is the new name for The Egalitarian Trust which currently incorporates the Galleries of Justice Museum, the City of Caves, and the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law (NCCL).

The doors of the Galleries of Justice Museum will remain open to visitors throughout January and will offer the full range of tours, exhibitions and educational activities that are already available.

Further updates about the project will be announced later in the year.

What can be expected from the National Justice Museum?

The newly reformed National Justice Museum will include a range of new exhibition areas and visitors will be able to enjoy a range of new interactive activities.

Schools can expect to see more than 40,000 items in the collection, which cover topics such as policing, prison service, technology and law, legal, and costume.

Visiting pupils will be able to see artefacts such as Oscar Wilde’s cell door, gibbet irons, and the bath used in the ‘brides in the bath’ murder case.

The National Justice Museum will also provide public legal education programmes in Nottingham, London and the North West.

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