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A Just Legacy – Behind the Scenes: The Burt Family Collection

An exhibition which unlocks the stories embedded in the Museum's Burt Family Collection. Explore how behind the scenes conservation work enables a continued connection and conversation with cultural heritage items.

Visit the oldest building in Perth, the Old Court House Law Museum, to learn more about Western Australia’s legal and social history and view our latest temporary exhibition, A Just Legacy.

This exhibition documents the conservation and digitisation focus on historic items in the Museum’s Burt Family collection. Discover items from three generations of the Burt family, whose legacies shaped the evolution of Western Australia‚Äôs legal and governance systems. Journey behind the scenes with the Museum and discover how conservation, research and digitisation can unlock stories embedded in historical items and enable continued connection and conversation.

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Event Details

Old Court House Law Museum, Stirling Gardens, Perth, WA

The Old Court House Law Museum is located in Stirling Gardens (corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace) Perth.


The Museum is open Tuesday -Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm, the exhibition runs throughout the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival.

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The Old Court House Law Museum is accessed from Stirling Gardens, Perth. The Museum is a heritage building and has a ramp into the courtroom, there are 4 steps with a handrail to access the Museum part of the building.