Open Days and Open House London Weekend

Open Days and Open House London Weekend


Open Days

  • Forthcoming dates for 2021 to be announced.

Supreme Court Library

Come and explore the highest court in the land!

The Supreme Court will be hosting several Open Days in 2021. These events are completely free. Come to Parliament Square and discover what happens at the Supreme Court.

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.
  • Watch a short film that introduces the role of the Supreme Court.

A Supreme Court member of staff giving a talk to visitors


If all this sounds like thirsty work, rest assured that we have a lovely café that serves hot and cold drinks in addition to a wide range of fresh sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Special offers will be available throughout the summer.

Open days are free. If the Court reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

Please note, photography will take place throughout the day.

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Open House London Weekend

  • Will take place on a weekend in September 2021–opening times 1000 to 1700 (last entry at 1615

The Supreme Court is also taking part in Open House London, offering the visitors the opportunity to visit our building out of our normal business hours. On these days, visitors will be able to visit the courtrooms and the splendid library. We will be screening a film introducing the work of the court at regular intervals and there are great interactive displays in the exhibition for younger visitors.

Our doors will be open from 10:00 to 17:00 (last entry at 16:15), and entrance is free. Our cafe and gift shop on the lower ground floor will be open during these hours.

Please note that the event has been very popular in past years (often with queues of around 20 minutes to gain access to the building) and we would encourage you to arrive early, certainly well ahead of 16:00, to avoid disappointment.

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