National Justice Museum Education deliver workshops and tours for groups at the Royal Courts of Justice, home to the High Court and Court of Appeal.

This magnificent Grade 1 listed cathedral-style building has over 80 courtrooms in total. High profile cases are still heard within the courtrooms today and the exterior façade is a famous backdrop to many TV News features.

We have a specialist legal learning team based within the courts who will introduce groups to the building and what happens here. Step into these prestigious working courtrooms to learn more about the fascinating world of the English and Welsh justice system.

The stimulating and professional environment of the Royal Courts of
Justice, coupled with our thought-provoking courtroom activities, make an engaging learning experience for all.


Opening Times

Mon - Fri

10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed

Weekends, Bank holidays


How to find us

Royal Courts of Justice

West Green Building W32
London
WC2A 2LL


How to book

During an educational visit, groups will discover key spaces in the building, learn more about different legal cases and explore roles in a court room.

We offer a range of activities for students from Primary to University level.

Please click here to find out more about our courtroom workshops

Click here for details of our Courts of Law Tour

Click here for booking details

Prices

  • 2 hour courtroom workshop: £8.50 per student
  • 1 hour Courts of Law Tour: Adults £11.50, Youth Groups/Students £8.50

All activities must be pre-booked and payment made in advance.

Session times are either 10.30-12.30, 13.00-15.00 or 15.00-17.00

Once you’re ready to book your educational visit please call 0115 9939 811 or email education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

See full booking terms and conditions here


Access information

The Royal Courts of Justice is located in Westminster and easy to reach via public transport.

The building is DDA (Disability Disabled Act) compliant however it is a Grade 1 listed building and some parts of the building are unfortunately inaccessible for wheelchair users. You can get to most courts in a wheelchair, but, for example, you can’t get into the main hall entrance in a wheelchair.

We must be made aware of any access requirements in advance of your group visit so we can arrange different access points and cater for your needs. Please contact us on 0115 9939 811 or e-mail education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk to discuss this.

Facilities:
Hearing loop (in certain spaces - we cannot guarantee a courtroom with hearing loops to be available), Accessible toilets

Read the full access statement here

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General information for educational visits

We can take bookings up to a year in advance but due to demand we may not always be able to accommodate your first choice. Our minimum booking number is 20 students. Your group may consist of fewer than 20 but you will be charged for 20 as a minimum. Exceptions may apply for SEN schools and other alternative provision groups. Please speak to the team. We have a maximum capacity of 25 -30 learners per workshop.

On arrival, enter through the Royal Courts of Justice main entrance. All groups will need to pass through security (the same style as in an airport).

The Royal Courts of Justice are working courts and trials take place during the day. Therefore, we ask all groups to respect the building and staff, keep noise to a minimum and not to run in corridors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book in advance? All educational visits led by our team must be pre-booked. The Royal Courts of Justice is a public building. The courts within the building are therefore open to the public to visit without an appointment, although there may be some restrictions depending on the nature of the cases.

How long do I allow for a visit?
2 hours for a courtroom workshop. 1 hour for a tour only.

Where can I park? Unfortunately, we do not have parking on site. Coaches are able to drop off and pick up your students outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Nearest Tube stations are Temple, Holborn and Chancery Lane.

Can you recommend any good coach companies?
Yes. We have relationships with Epsom Coaches, Kings Ferry Coaches, and Tellings Golden Miller.

Do you offer free familiarisation visits?
Yes. All teaching professionals are more than welcome to come and have a look around the education spaces free of charge before you make your booking. To arrange a free familiarisation visit, contact us at education@nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

Are you allowed to bring cameras and camcorders?
You are not allowed to take any pictures or film any parts of the Royal Courts of Justice building.

Are there any spaces to each lunch or leave our bags? Unfortunately there is nowhere for groups to have lunch on site. Groups are recommended to use the Lincoln Inn Fields Park (weather permitting) which is located behind the Royal Courts of Justice building. Your bags and coats must be kept with you at all times.