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Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

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Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

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Young People by delivering Law and Justice education at national heritage sites.

BRAND NEW Education programme launching Spring 2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017 - Blog, School Trips

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From 1st April 2017 we will become part of the new National Justice Museum and will be known as ‘National Justice Museum Education’. With access to the UK’s largest collection relating to law, justice, crime and punishment, we will continue to deliver high-quality curriculum-linked education programmes that help young people to gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system.

The brand new National Justice Museum education programme will be available for schools and groups from April 2017.  Some of our most popular trial topics will remain but we are also offering new cases for schools and colleges to explore.

Courtroom workshops available for schools across all our sites (Nottingham, London and North West) will include: 

  • Characters in Court (KS1-3)
  • Court in the Past (KS2-5)
  • Court in Session (KS2-5)
  • Motion to Appeal (KS4 and 5)
  • Points of Law (KS5+)

Changes at our museum in Nottingham:

What’s new for schools and Education groups visiting the Museum in Nottingham?

Previously the Galleries of Justice Museum, the newly refurbished National Justice Museum will be an inspirational learning environment for all ages. Groups can choose to take part in either a half day courtroom workshop or a half day museum visit. These can also be combined to provide a full day visit of interactive activities.

Courtroom workshops (mock trials): Trials at the Galleries of Justice Museum previously lasted one hour, but as part of the new education programme, courtroom workshops will run for two hours. This allows for an in-depth introduction to the courts, preparation for a trial, and the mock trial itself. Wherever possible, we will also engage law students and legal professionals with our courtroom sessions to share their careers knowledge and expertise with the group

New half day museum packages: Schools/colleges/groups will choose a theme to study in detail with the museum team. Themes available include

  • Law and Justice (KS1)
  • Victorian Policing, CSI and Prison History (KS2)
  • Convict Ship (KS2)
  • Crime and Punishment through time (KS2-5)
  • Justice 2020 debate (KS3 and 4)
  • Capital Punishment debate (KS3 and 4)
  • Case Study analysis (KS5+)

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Students will have the opportunity to visit key spaces of the museum (relevant to their topic) such as specific exhibitions spaces in the prison and the crime gallery. They may also have the opportunity to handle objects and artefacts from the museum’s extensive collection and get face-to-face with historical characters who will tell their tales of law, justice and prison life. Activities, objects, characters and areas of the museum to visit will vary slightly depending on the focus of the visit.

Exclusive launch for teachers and educators

We will be hosting a free teacher launch and preview evening for education professionals to come and explore the new museum spaces later this year. Please email [email protected] to express your interest. We will also run launch events in London and the North West.

Keep in touch and find out more

Email [email protected] to be added to our mailing list for education news, events and updates

Book a visit

To book an educational visit with our teams in Nottingham, London or the North West please email [email protected]

More information will be available soon on the new National Justice Museum website

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