The Old Court House Law Museum reopened on 7 July 2020.
With additional safety and cleaning procedures in place to ensure we remain COVID safe,
the Museum has resumed regular opening hours 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.

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.

Historic Heart of Perth’s Small Museum Walk

Perth’s east end is home to many small museums and historic buildings. Take time to walk the Historic Heart, from the Old Court House Law Museum to The Perth Mint and beyond, and explore the history of our city within these intriguing spaces. Watch the video to find out more.

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.