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Old Court House Law Museum

Self guided tour and children's activities.

Visit Perth’s oldest building, the Old Court House, constructed in 1836 in the early years of the Swan River Colony. The Court House building holds a significant place in Western Australia’s history as a frontier settlement site where British law was overlaid onto thousands of years of Aboriginal lore.

Visit our new temporary exhibition, ‘Capital Punishment in 1860s Western Australia: The Hangman’s Heyday’, to discover why legal executions peaked in the State during this decade.

Kids, come along and have a go at our Whodunnit activity. Describe a criminal suspect to create an identikit picture just like a forensic artist!

No bookings required.
Wheelchair access (courtroom only)
Please note proof of vaccination is a requirement for entry to this site.
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    Event Showings

    Friday April 8 - Sunday April 10 10am - 4pm

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    Free event

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    Old Court House Law Museum

    Stirling Gardens, cnr Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace

    Perth WA 6000

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    Wheelchair access