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A History of London Court - Museum of Perth

A History of London Court - Museum of Perth

On 29 July 1937, London Court Arcade opened to the public with a three-day festival of pomp and pageantry.

Designed with the intention of connecting central Hay Street to St Georges Terrace, London Court was the brainchild of mining entrepreneur Claude de Bernales.

At the peak of his prosperity, de Bernales purchased the land on which London Court now stands for £75,000 ($5.95 million in today’s currency) and created the London Court Arcade Company. He personally selected Melbourne architect Bernard Evans as the designer for the project, giving him a brief to create an arcade which would be 'unique in all of Australia'. The resulting collaboration — conceived by de Bernales, based on Liberty's of London, and realised by Evans — is the Elizabethan half-timbered Tudor Revival style that endures to this day.
Come and learn about the history of London Court at this free exhibition hosted at the Museum of Perth. 

Event Details: Suitable for Adults 14+, Free Admission - Bookings NOT Required, Donations welcome

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    Event Showings

    1 Apr | 8:30am - 5pm
    2 Apr | 11am – 5pm
    15 Apr | 8:30am - 5pm
    16 Apr | 11am – 5pm
    22 Apr | 8:30am - 5pm
    23 Apr | 11am – 5pm
    29 Apr | 8:30am - 5pm
    30 Apr | 11am – 5pm

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    London Court Books, Shop 5-6 London Court

    Perth WA 6000