The Galleries of Justice Museum in Nottingham has created a brand new Police Station Tour that includes a guided tour of the museum’s original 1905 Edwardian police station and its cells.
The tour covers a variety of curriculum and topic areas including History, Local History, Citizenship, crime and punishment through time, policing, public services, Criminology and Law.
The tour lasts for one hour and is suitable for Key Stages 2 to 5. The activity will be tailored for the appropriate age range.
What will students experience on the Police Station Tour?
The Police Station Tour is interactive, and will involve students meeting two historical characters as they learn about the social history of the police station.
The activity includes historical and contemporary object handling where students have the opportunity to handle items from the museum’s collection relating to crime, punishment and policing including truncheons and riot equipment.
As part of the new tour, students will learn about arrest and custody procedures, legal rights, development of the police force and what life was like for police officers during Edwardian times compared to the 1980s.
The Police Station Tour is available to book now at a reduced rate for dates between 4th January and 10th February.
Parts of the Galleries of Justice Museum are being refurbished as part of a £1-million Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment project. Improvement and refurbishment works will take place at the Galleries of Justice Museum from late December until mid-February 2017.
The police station and the courtrooms on site will remain open for schools and groups to explore during this time. All sessions are fully facilitator-led and there are no entry costs for teachers.
For further information or to book a visit, school travel organisers should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nccl.org.uk.