National Justice Museum launches escape room in Grade II* prison

A promotional image from National Justice Museum's 'Guilty!' escape room experience

The multi-choice experience allows visitors to explore hidden spaces within Nottingham’s ancient gaol

The National Justice Museum in Nottingham has launched a new escape room, based in its Grade II* listed historic prison.

The team-based game has been designed to take visitors back to Nottingham in 1831. Over the course of an hour, players will explore the museum including its exercise yard, and the cells of the gaol which are not usually open to the public.

The game has been created in collaboration with Sacha Coward, a freelance museum professional who has previously created escape rooms for the National Trust, Royal Museums Greenwich, V&A and National Maritime Museum. The experience, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will run on select evenings between April to August 2024.

Katie Greenwood, Head of Marketing and Communications at the National Justice Museum, said ‘Guilty?! A National Justice Museum Escape Room’ is hoped to “bring new audiences to our museum and give our visitors a fresh, immersive way to explore our building.”

“We’re especially pleased to have been able to collaborate with Sacha, creating a game that is completely unique and tailored to our fantastic building.”