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Supreme Court of India Museum

Laws have existed right from the time of existence of a society. Kautilaya's Arthashastra also mentions about laws.

In order to familiarize people about the rich legal heritage of India and the Indian Judicial System, the Supreme Court of India museum was inaugurated in 2004.
Supreme Court of India museum building
Supreme Court Museum exhibits old documents, manuscripts, photographs, original records of landmark trials and artifacts like revolver, bomb shells, etc related to the Indian law system.

About the Museum

The Museum is a round spectacular single pillared building. It has two galleries; one displaying the Indian law system from ancient time to the British era. The other one, portrays the development of the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of India by use of exquisite articles of that time.

old photograph of freedom fighters

Major Attractions

  • The Supreme Court of India Museum organizes special exhibitions dedicated to the Indian freedom struggle. In this way, it pays a tribute to the freedom fighters of the country and makes more people aware of their courage and hardships. Shows like " Trail of Bhagat Singh", "Alipore Bomb Conspiracy Case", held in the recent past were extremely successful.
  • Screening of film shows on history of Supreme court of India is done on a regular basis.
  • A 16th century dated document, Deed of Spiritual Succession is on display which was documented on appointment of the son of Syed Shah Ali Qutub, as the successor of hospice. ancient mace
  • Other interest capturing objects include a "Mace", "Oars of Admiralty Courts", "Harappan seals", "Ashokan Edict", "Nalanda Copper Plate".

Quick Facts/ Guide -
Location: Northern side of Supreme Court of India, Tilak Marg, New Delhi; entry of visitors from Mathura road side                                                        
Timings: 10am to 5pm
Open: All days except Mondays and other registered holidays
Entry Fee: None
Photography Charges: Photography is not allowed
How to Reach: The place is well connected with all local transit options. Nearest metro station is Mandi House, from where one take local bus of route number 355, 445, 340, 871, 281, 85 , etc. Alternatively, one can take local DTC bus of route number 405, 423, 425 , 419, 429, etc from Pragati Maidan metro station to reach this place in around in 10 minutes.

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