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Art Gallery or House of Justice? You decide!

It's very deceptive from the outside. This very recently-opened Court house is decorated on the... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
mccorquinn
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Gold Coast, Australia
Great Tour of the Supreme Court and Higher Court

We had a nice tour of the supreme court and upper courts. The Supreme Court building is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Jeannie D
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West Hills, California, United States
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

You can visit here for a free tour, and the architecture is truly superb. Weekday tours are the best .. sit in the Chief Justice Chair from the original hugh court before the massive rebuild. A top spot for a look at our judiciary in action., or just to appreciate this beautifully crafted building.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal, meaning that it is the highest court in New Zealand. The Supreme Court building was officially opened in January 2010 and its foyer is designed with the extensive use of glass to represent the openness and transparency of the countries judicial system. As one of New Zealand's most important national institutions, the Supreme Court is located in the capital city. We visited during an Open Day celebrating 150 years of Wellington becoming the capital city of New Zealand and we were able to sit in the court at desks normally used by legal counsel. An excellent guide spoke to a full court house of tourists about the judicial system and the courtroom's design including its emphasis on acoustics. The courtroom has a copper panelled exterior and silver beech interior wall panels. The shape is that of a stylised cone from a kauri tree. TV monitors allow visitors to watch a video about the building or, when the court is in session, to watch the court hearing live. All staff were very knowledgeable and polite. An excellent visit, well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 1 December 2015
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Date of experience: September 2015
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