Galleries of Justice
This is my favourite museum in Nottingham and in the whole world! I am one of those people who don't usually find museums extremely exciting, but this one was great! It's a museum of crime and punishment where you can see how and why criminals were convicted in the past and what happened to those poor convicted souls afterwards. The place itself is interesting to look at, but what's best about the museum is that you really get to EXPERIENCE what some people have had to go through in the past.
You start the tour by following a trial in the Victorian court room. The judge is a man who knows his value but does not show great interest towards his job, or at least towards making just decisions. He allows you to take part in the trial so my friend and I did. My friend got sentenced to death for speaking for the defence and I was to be sent to Australia for not bowing deep enough in front of the judge. We were both sent downstairs first, where we met the prison warder. He welcomed us and told us in a rather frank way what our lives would be like down there. After that we were taken on a tour around the cells and caves and finally locked in a very small scary cell with no light.
It was all great fun!!! Read more at http://www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk/.
Robin Hood Festival
It is held annually, please check the website for dates. It is held in the Sherwood Forest, and alot more people than i expected attended! There were jousting tornaments in a Robin Hood style, archery for all ages, craft stalls, people dressed up as characters, and much more! Was a great day out if you can get into the spirit of it. We did :)
Broadway Cinema is my favourite cinema in Nottingham. When I lived in Nottingham, I used to come here a lot. It is an arthouse cinema, and mostly shows independent and foreign language films. The audiences mainly come from the local universities. The place has a really nice atmosphere and the Broadway Cafebar, just inside the entrance is a good place to eat a healthy snack. As you can imagine, at an "arty" place like this, they serve a lot of vegetarian dishes.
If you are interested in filmaking, there are lots of film workshops, festivals and pre-movie talks here too. Currently (May, 2006), for example, there is a Chinese film festival, including films from the 1920s and 30s.
There is free street parking after 6pm, if you can find a place.
Admission: Adults £5.50, Students £4.20, Children £2
Frankie and Benny's is a fun place to go to. Its decor is based on 1950s New York Little Italy, with black and white photos of people like Rocky Marciano on the walls. It has a great atmosphere, and a lot of people come here for birthdays. The main items on the menu are pizza, pasta, ribs, steaks and icecream. It is part of a massive chain, so you have probably come across one before. There are actually two in Nottingham, the other one being in Redfield Road, Lenton. One of the best value dishes is the Sampler Platter at £10.45, which is more than enough for two people. It is a large dish covered with entrees, served with dips and celery.
Lovely Lace !
This is the original Lace House and I dont really need to say what they did here !
Going inside now is just a small museum with bits and bosb of how it used to be, very interesting and educational. Also a beautiful building from the outside.