National Justice Museum
Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons
Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present
The museum holds the HM Prison Service Museum Collection, the Rainer Foundation Archive, and the Ross Simms Historic Police Collection.
The collection is made up of over 40 000 objects and archives. It is the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment.
Some of our most well known items include:
Playwright Oscar Wilde’s cell door
Force feeding equipment used on Suffragettes and conscientious objectors
Great Train Robbery evidence
The dock from Bow Street Magistrates Court, which was used in notorious cases such as the trials of Oscar Wilde, Roger Casement and the Krays
High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN, United Kingdom
Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?
Original court room, cells and police station
Who can access the collection?
External (public), Registered users
How big is the collection?
Pamela Raith Photography