Get ready for the Grand Tour

The award-winning Galleries of Justice Museum is to be part of the Grand Tour Fringe Programme.

The Grand Tour is a groundbreaking example of cultural tourism that will showcase the region’s astonishing wealth of art, architecture and landscape to a new generation of local, national and international visitors.

It is a partnership between Chatsworth, Derby Museums, The Harley Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary with Experience Nottinghamshire, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire and a fringe programme at other leading venues across the two regions. Season one runs from July 4 to September 20.

As part of the fringe programme of The Grand Tour, a new exhibition at the Galleries of Justice Museum - Re-imagining Prison Reform: Past, Present and Future - will tell the story of an alternative Grand Tour. This was a tour of the sub-culture that most civilised British citizens could not possibly imagine, a tour of the prisons and gaols in Britain and Europe.

The Grand Tour Fringe will feature a number of events and exhibitions across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire where there are strong connections with the original grand tours of the aristocracy – when iconic figures like Lord Byron, actually took The Grand Tour. Such tours contributed to shaping the art collections of private estates such as Chatsworth House and the Welbeck Estate.

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