National Justice Museum lets visitors step on to Britain's last working gallows

Refurbished and rebranded institution in Nottingham’s old courthouse and jail offers insights into British crime and punishment

Step on to the trapdoor of the last working gallows and the chasm between justice past and present opens up a dizzying perspective on British crime and punishment.

The National Justice Museum, where the scaffold has been reassembled, is emerging from a £1m refurbishment. Its outreach work – exploring the difference between legality and morality – is spreading across the country.

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