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Old Court House Law Museum

Old Court House Law Museum

The Old Court House Law Museum is unique to Western Australia and one of a very small number of law museums worldwide.

The Museum is housed in the City of Perth's oldest building, constructed in 1836, next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Its objective is to promote understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia’s community and to preserve the history of the law and the legal profession in the state. 

Two interpretive displays; ‘Small Court House Big Stories’ and ‘People and the Law’, are accompanied by an audio tour that takes visitors through WA’s legal history.

The museum is a community service managed by the Law Society of Western Australia and is sponsored by the Public Purposes Trust and the Department of the Attorney General. 


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