UK: Come and explore the highest court in the land!

UK: Come and explore the highest court in the land!

The Supreme Court will be hosting several Open Days throughout the summer months. These events are completely free. The will be held on Friday 24 August - 0930 to 1630, Tuesday 28 August - 0930 to 1630, Friday 21 September - 0930 to 1630.

Programme highlights on these special days:

  • Visit three beautiful courtrooms and explore the building’s extensive artwork collection. Don’t miss our rather funky bespoke, pop-art carpet created by the godfather of pop-art himself, Sir Peter Blake.
  • Explore rarely seen parts of the building which are not normally on show, including the magnificent triple-height Library, which is a hidden gem not usually open to the public.
  • Browse the exhibition area, where you can learn more about the Supreme Court, the cases it hears, and the history of its building.
    Attend one of our interactive workshops (advanced booking recommended).
  • Listen to talks from experienced members of staff who will give insights into the work of the Court.
  • Take part in a range of activities for younger visitors, including arts and crafts, a dress-up box and our popular ‘Legal Eagle Trail’.
  • Watch a short film that introduces the role of the Supreme Court in the Lawyer’s Suite, overlooking Parliament Square.

New to our Open Days this summer, we will be offering a series of interactive workshops, led by Dr. David Yuratich, a law lecturer at Royal Holloway University.

These workshops will be aimed at age 14 and above. No prior knowledge of the law is required.

During the workshops, you will discuss and debate a real-life case which came before the Judges here at the Supreme Court. How did the case make it to the final court of appeal? What were the issues at stake? Why and how did the judges reach their decision and what were the implications of the judgment? Do you agree with the final outcome? How would you have voted on this case if you were a Supreme Court Justice?

To book a workshop place click here.

Photo credit: UK Supreme Court

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