The Old Court House Law Museum is one of only a few law museums in the world. The museum is housed in the City of Perth’s oldest building, constructed in 1836, next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

The museum promotes an understanding of the law, legal issues and the legal profession in Western Australia’s community and preserves the history of the law and the legal profession in Western Australia.

The museum’s interpretive displays, Small Court House Big StoriesPeople and The Law and From Past to Present are accompanied by an audio overview and take visitors on a journey through Western Australia’s legal and social history.

Old Court House Law Museum Virtual Tour

The Old Court House Law Museum is now open online!

Developed in collaboration with Aspect 360, digital visitors can access the Museum whenever they like, from wherever they like. Including both guided and self-guided tour functions, the high quality imagery and zoom function allows visitors to read the displays as clearly as if they were in the gallery. 360 degree views of the rooms highlights the unique features of the building, such as the beehive pendants on the rafters inside the court room and interpretive design features throughout.

The floorplan and dollhouse features allow the visitor to select which galleries to view and navigate with ease. Additional information tags provide further interpretation, guiding visitors on a tour of the building with features highlighted of the building’s function as a court house from 1836.

Click here to explore the Old Court House Law Museum and take the virtual tour

Visit the Museum

Location: Stirling Gardens, corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace, Perth (next to the Supreme Court of Western Australia)
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: Free entry
Phone: (08) 9324 8688

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Proudly supported by:

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

Lotterywest has kindly provided a grant for exhibition fabrication and installation. Approximately one third of all money raised from the sale of Lotterywest Games is distributed through Lotterywest Grants to nearly 1000 different community organisations as well as the arts, sports, and health sectors.