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Galleries of Justice

Galleries of Justice MuseumShire Hall
High Pavement at The Lace Market
Telephone: 0115 952 0555


The Galleries of Justice Museum
Performance Tours
Rebel City! Robin Hood isn't the only outlaw to come from these parts.

Hear about the murderers, highway men and rabble rousers that have come through here. In fact, better than that, play a part yourself, meet a host of colourful gaol characters, and see how justice used to be meted out.
Audio Tours
At your own pace, roam through one of the most iconic buildings in the county with only the voices of the past for company.

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It may be worth checking out Galleries of Justice's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Galleries of Justice before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5.30pm

Audio tours available Monday and Tuesdays 10am - 4pm

Actor-led tours run 10am - 4pm Wednesday - Friday in termtime, 10am - 4pm Monday - Friday in school holidays, and 10.30am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

These tours run every half hour and last approximately 90 minutes.


"I'm hungry"

Cafe on site selling sweets, cakes and muffins, soup, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

"Can I have one of those?"

Shop features fun games, toys and gadgets, fossils, archaeological finds, sweets, Robin Hood memorabilia, history items, Victorian toys and many more options.

"i need a wee"

Baby changing and disabled toilets provided.

and baby come too...

Baby changing facilities are available.


"are we there yet?"

By road - Follow brown & white signs for Galleries of Justice Museum, parking is available in any of the multi-storey car parks highlighted. Public Transport - Railway station and Victoria bus station - 10 minute walk. Tram stop - 2 minute walk. any top tips?

Sensible shoes for the cavernous areas and if it's cold outside it will be cold in the gaol and dungeons. Majority of tours contain live performance and is not suitable for young children or people of a nervous disposition. Whether you are sheltering from the rain or cooling off in the shade, the Galleries of Justice Museum is a perfect day out whatever the weather!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult: £9.95

Child: £7.95 (Children between 5 and 15 years. Children aged 14 years or under must be accompanied by an adult)

Student Concession: £7.95 (Student ID required)

Senior Concession: £7.95 (Over 60s)

Disabled Concession: £7.95 (Carer goes free if required, please see our accessibility statement below)

Family ticket: £29.95 (2 adults and 2 children/concessions or 1 adult and 3 children/concessions)

Under 5s: FREE

Concessions – Students must show a valid NUS card on arrival to receive student discount. Visitors with a disability will also receive concession rate plus a free carer if required. Over 60s also eligible for concession rate with necessary identification.


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Galleries of Justice MuseumShire Hall
High Pavement at The Lace Market
Telephone: 0115 952 0555