For the first time ever, Brookes Paranormal will be hosting a ghost hunt at the notoriously haunted Galleries of Justice in Nottingham (now renamed as The National Justice Museum). The team have investigated the location before, but this time we'll be investigating with YOU!
The earliest history of the site being used for official purposes takes us back to the Normans, where they appointed sheriffs to keep the peace and of course collect taxes. This is why the site was commonly referred to as the Sheriff's/King's/County Hall. The first written record of the site being used as a court of law, dates back to 1375 in the reign of Edward III, and the first written reference of the site being used as a prison traces back to 1449.
The courts and prison were extended and enlarged over the next few centuries as its importance grew. In 1724, the courtroom floor collapsed causing several severe injuries. Between 1769 and 1772, the Hall was rebuilt under the architect James Gandon of London. Additional wings were added to the building some time between 1820 and 1840. In 1832, hangings in Nottingham were transferred from Gallows Hill to the Shire Hall, and took place on top of scaffolding erected over the stone steps at the front of the building, for the citizens of Nottingham to watch. The last public execution was held in 1864 when Richard Thomas Parker was hanged. After the abolition of public executions in 1868, another gentleman by the name of Thomas Gray, was hanged in the yard at the rear of Shire Hall on 21st November 1877. In 1876, a fire broke out at the Hall during building improvements and nearly destroyed all of the newly completed work. The gaol was closed in 1878, but the courtrooms remained active.
In 1905, a police station was built adjacent to the building. While the County Council moved out of Shire Hall in 1954, the building continued to be in use and home to Nottingham's civil and criminal courts up until 1991. The Galleries of Justice Museum first opened in 1995, and was refurbished and rebranded over two decades later, as the National Justice Museum in 2017.
The Galleries of Justice is full of ghosts, with so many visitors, staff and paranormal investigators reporting activity throughout the building and its many levels. In the courtrooms, people have reported seeing shadow figures along the upper balcony, with numerous knocks and bangs heard, and transfigurations whenever anyone sits in the judge's chair. In the gaol cells, people have heard voices and doors bang with no one else around. In the washroom, the apparition of a maid or matron-like character has been seen wandering and then disappearing. In the courtyard, there has been the presence of a nasty male felt by visitors. And in the medieval caves, there is a strong negative entity who doesn't like anyone coming into his area. It's believed this entity might have been thrown into the nearby oubliette. With so much paranormal activity encountered here, would you dare join the Brookes Paranormal Team for a night at the Galleries?
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Participate in this unique night of spooky ghost hunting with the Brookes Paranormal team as we attempt to communicate with the ghostly residents at the Galleries of Justice.
On the night, you will be taking part in numerous Vigils and a variety of Experiments (both Scientific and Traditional). You will also have full use of some of the best Ghost Hunting Equipment used today, and be informed on how Paranormal Investigators use them to try and communicate with the afterlife.
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Parking at Event: Tram Park & Ride at The Forest / Lace Market Car Park nearby.
This Event is NOT SUITABLE for anyone with mobility issues.
This Event DOES include our Team Medium.
EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY.
EXPERIENCE THE UNKNOWN.