Opened in 1995, Nottingham's Galleries of Justice gives visitors the chance to go back in time and see Nottingham's past crimes and villains bought to life through the use of fantastic scenery and costumes actors, claiming to be the only one of it's kind in Europe, the Galleries of Justice offers tours taking eager historians around Nottinghamshire's old courthouse, the county Gaol as well as producing chilling facts collected from Nottingham's law and order proceedings from the last 30 years.

Owned and run by the same company who runs Nottingham's City Caves, the guys at the Galleries of Justice seem to really love what they're doing, although you might think it is purely for entertaining purposes, the Galleries offer education and information on the criminal past that harbors deep within Nottingham's history. Despite relying solely on contributions and donations from the public and visitors, the Galleries of Justice manage to operate a variety of different tours from 'Court and Condemned'; a tour exploring the treatment of the working classes in Victorian Nottingham, to 'Riot and Reform' the story of the criminals plaguing the streets in the 19th Century, to 'Ghosts and Gallows'; a tour inviting you to explore and perhaps unlock the paranormal mysteries that have been haunting the Galleries for over three centuries.

The Galleries are open seven days a week, from 10.30am until 5pm, with tours costing between £5.75 and £8.75 for adults, and between £4.25 and £6.75 for Children and concessions, whilst Children under the age of 4 years old get free entry at all times, although you'll probably end up spending what would be their entrance fee in the Museum shop, which sells memorabilia from Robin Hood hats to wooden toys and even Crime and Punishment books!

If you are looking to have your own private tour around the Galleries, they are available for bookings, as well as for Kids Parties and even Stag and Hen do’s, just incase you want a taste of what marriage would be like!
Galleries of Justice