Public Programmes

The Law Society’s Old Court House Law Museum offers a series of free events for the community, including school holiday programmes and Heritage Conversations. Click below to find out more.

School Holiday Programmes

Keys to History

17 April – 27 April 2018 | Tuesdays – Fridays | 10.00am – 4.00pm

Come and explore the Old Court House Law Museum inside and out with our free school holiday activity, Keys to History.

Follow three easy steps to unlock the Museum’s secrets. Match the key colours to different coloured exhibition spaces at the Old Court House. The orange key is the museum exterior.

Then find the key photo of objects and items in each exhibition space and finally answer the key questions relating to the photo. Each side of the key has a different question.

There are two activities available depending on age. One is suitable for ages 4-7 and another for ages 7-12. The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Treasure Hunt in the Stirling Gardens

Operating from the Old Court House Law Museum from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 25th January from 10am until 4pm, join us for a Treasure Hunt in the Stirling Gardens. The activity is available for two age groups, junior 3 to 6 years who search for carvings in the park and circle their picture and a treasure hunt for 7 to 12 year olds, who will search for items in Stirling Gardens to find the answers to the questions we have prepared. Once you find the answer you record the coordinates for this position and when all questions have been answered, you use a decipher sheet to find the mystery word and solve one last clue!

Bookings aren’t required, FREE event 10am to 4pm daily.
We are open Tuesday to Friday.

Heritage Conversation Events

Heritage Days Weekend

Heritage Days Weekend

From time to time, the Museum will be open on weekends as part of Heritage Perth’s Heritage Days Weekend.

Further details available soon.

Heritage Conversation Event: May 2018

An annual event at the Museum which a prominent speaker presents on Western Australian heritage during the National Trust Heritage Festival and Law Week.

Further details available soon.

Law Week and Australian Heritage Festival

My Culture My Story; Aboriginal Women Leaders in Law

COST: Free – Register for your free ticket via Eventbrite by clicking here

DATE: Friday, 18 May 2018, 11.00am – 12.30pm at the Museum

Join us at the Old Court House Law Museum as we host a panel discussion led by Deanne Fitzgerald Senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisor at the Western Australian Museum. Deanne will be discussing the life experiences of our panellists, Kelsi Forrest who was awarded the inaugural Aboriginal Women’s Legal Education Trust Scholarship offered by the Women Lawyers of WA in 2012 and who now works for Roe Legal, Ashleigh Lindsay who works at Herbert Smith Freehills and Kate George, the first Aboriginal person to commence law at the University of Western Australia and the first Aboriginal graduate from the Australian National University. She is also the first Aboriginal woman admitted to practise law in WA. Other topics to be discussed will include the impact of the law, contribution to community issues and inspiration and the importance for education for young people.

This discussion provides the opportunity for the legal profession to engage with the community to build a shared understanding of the vital role the law plays in our society. Following the session, we will be hosting a Q and A to allow audience members to have their questions answered. The Museum is also open on the day.