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A Prisoners Tale at the Galleries of Justice Museum


This winter, take in the highly acclaimed Prisoner’s Tale performance tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum.

Located in the Lace Market area of Nottingham city centre, the Galleries of Justice Museum is a unique visitor attraction offering an interactive take on crime and punishment through the ages.

As an indoor attraction in Nottingham, the museum offers a great way to escape all the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and the sales without having to get wet or cold. If you’re looking for options for family days out over the Christmas period, then the Galleries won’t be weather dependent and a very good option.

The Prisoner’s Tale Tours are actor-led tours which depict the modern day reincarnations of Mary Vice and Jon Fenton – two prisoners who were put on trial, convicted and executed on the site.

Taking around an hour to compete, during the tour you’ll experience over 600 years of history through the eyes of a prisoner and get the chance to explore caves and cells that have been used over the years at this former county gaol.

It’s no wonder that with so many grizzly goings on the Galleries of Justice Museum is classed as one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.

The museum is perfect for families with older school age children (around 9+) and couples who are interested in exploring more of Nottingham’s history and heritage. The site itself dates back to medieval times and is now thought to be the place where the Sheriff of Nottingham distributed law and order.

Running until January 29, A Prisoner’s Tale Tours take place most days 10.30am to 3.30pm.

The Galleries of Justice Museum is open Monday to Friday throughout December and between Christmas and New Year from 28 December to 30 December 2011. The Museum reopens for the New Year from 2 January 2012.

Posted on 14 December 2011
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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