Take a virtual tour of the building
The + and - buttons can be used to zoom in and out and the crossed arrows to enable full screen. You can also use your mouse to tilt image up and down, or on a iPhone or iPad simply tilt the device.
Main foyer/gallery area
This room is new and is an extension to the old building.
The old walls have been kept to remind us that this area was once outdoors. Art works featured here are from the Boroondara Artists Travelling Show.
Tour the main foyer/galley area
Main foyer – verandah view
This view is from another angle of the main foyer entrance way.
This view shows us the external verandah which has now been enclosed in the extended part of the building. Under the verandah the old court house benches have been used to decorate the area. Art works featured here are from the Boroondara Artists Travelling Show.
Tour the main foyer – verandah view
The Just Theatre
The old court room, renamed The Just Theatre, has been renovated and fitted out with equipment to provide space for bands, theatre groups and the like.
The room is available for hire to casual users. Use your mouse to steer up to the ceiling to see the marvellous detailed and original timber ceiling.
Tour the Just Theatre
This room with the old marble fireplace is now a dressing room next door to the theatre space.
Tour the dressing room
The old gaol bathroom and custody rooms have been renovated as a kitchen with brand new appliances and fittings.
Tour the kitchen
Old gaol cell
The old gaol cell has now been transformed into a scene by the Kew Historical Society, and includes story-boards depicting life in the cells in the 1800s.
Tour the old goal cell
Old sergeant's office/Q Art
This room was part of the Police Station and was once the sergeant's office.
It is now leased to the Q Art Studio which employs talented artists who have an intellectual disability to exhibit with them. The old marble fireplace is original.
Tour the old sergeant's office/Q Art
Old Police Station entry/Q Art Studio
This view is from the front door of the police station and now is home to Q Art Studio which employs talented artists who have an intellectual disability to exhibit with them.
The staircase leads up to the second floor where the Sergeant and his family resided, but now home to the Kew Historical Society.
Tour the old police station entry/Q Art Studio
Sergeant's quarters – Kew Historical Society
The Sergeant's quarters has now been created into a scene by the Kew Historical Society also comprising artworks and story boards on the walls depicting life in Kew in the 1800s.
Tour the sergeant's quarters – Kew Historical Society
External view of Kew Court House
This shows the street view of Kew Court House and Police Station now that it has been landscaped at the front.
The building is now Disability Discrimination Act compliant and has wheelchair access both from the front and from the side of the building.
Tour the external view
Kew Historical Society room
Come and browse through the historical displays and artefacts that Kew Historical Society have on display and learn about the history of the area. Opening hours for Kew Historical Society are Tuesdays 10am to 4pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.
Tour the Kew Historical Society room
The following organisations are tenants at Kew Court House:
For booking of spaces at the Kew Court House please contact Arts and Culture on 9278 4764.