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The Supreme Court will be throwing open its doors to the public over the summer with a series of special events. There will be a virtual world tour of top courts around the globe with an exhibition featuring profiles of nine courts, including those in the United States, France, South Africa and New Zealand.

“With London firmly in the spotlight following the Royal Wedding and in the run-up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we felt our international visitors would appreciate an exhibition that related their own top courts with that of the United Kingdom,” says Jenny Rowe, Chief Executive of the Supreme Court.

“We hope the panels will complement our existing permanent exhibition material on the creation and function of the Court, and encourage our growing number of visitors to reflect on the critical role that well-run courts have as part of any civilised society.”

There will also be guided tours of the Court and special open days on Friday 26 August, Tuesday 30 August, Friday 16 September and Monday 19 September, when areas of the building usually only accessible to staff and lawyers will be open for visitors to see.

The Court is also laying on creative activities for younger visitors. On the open days, children can take part in a quiz trail around the building, try their hand at colouring in the Court’s floral emblem or design new robes for the Supreme Court Justices. The UKSC blog’s suggestions for new robes is illustrated opposite . . .

The full press release detailing the Court’s summer activities can be read here.