School holiday activity, for ages 4 to 12 year olds

Where:  The Old Court House Law Museum, Stirling Gardens, Perth

When:  Tuesday 4 July to Friday 14 July (excluding Monday 10 July)

Time:   10am – 3.30 pm

Admission: Free; no bookings required



Families looking for ways to entertain their children during the July school holidays can include the historic Old Court House Law Museum on their ‘to-do’ list.  Our Key to History activity provides children with an opportunity to explore this significant site and discover how people and the law have interacted over time.

Keys to History

Children collect their set of ‘keys’ from the Museum’s reception desk and booklet with answers.  Each ‘key’ has two questions: one directed mainly for the 8-12 age group and one for the 4 – 8 age group. On the front of the ‘key’ is a photograph taken from somewhere in the Old Court House.  On the side is a question about the display relating to that photograph.  Children match their “key” photo to museum exhibition displays and objects and answer the questions as they walk through the Museum.

The Old Court House Law Museum

One of only a few law museums in the world:  It is housed in Perth’s oldest public building.  The Old Court House was constructed in 1836 and provided a venue for many activities:   a church, a concert hall, an auction room, a school and a public meeting place.







Phone: (08) 9324 8688