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Galleries of Justice (Nottingham)

The Galleries of Justice can be found in Nottingham.

They are situated in High Pavement, in the Lace Market area.

This is England`s sole museum of law, crime and punishment, and is on a site which has held a court since 1375 and prison since 1445. The present building was designed as the Shire Hall by James Gandon in 1770, and was the site of public executions until 1864.

Two storeys high in the front, it has a drop of 100 feet at the back as it is on the edge of a cliff above Narrow Marsh.

In addition to theatrical performances representing courtroom dramas, there are collections from the police, courts and prison service, and cells incorporating some of Nottingham`s caves.

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