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High Court of Sikkim Museum

Located in the heritage building of Chief Justice Bungalow of Sikkim, the High Court of Sikkim Museum is a storehouse of a great collection of artifacts, documents, and other exhibits that informs the people about the judicial system of Sikkim and its journey in terms of growth and development of the law.

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Information for Visitors

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm (Tuesday closed)

Location: Forest Colony, Baluwakhani, Gangtok, Sikkim

Entry Fees: Free

About the Museum

Established on December 8th, 2017, the High Court of Sikkim Museum is located in the capital city Gangtok and aims at imparting better knowledge and understanding of the judicial system of Sikkim to the general youth and its development over years. It is housed in the old Chief Justice Bungalow which is itself a heritage building and serves the purpose of researching, understanding, and appreciating the historical records and artifacts that are exhibited in the museum.

The High Court Museum is just 1km from the High Court of Sikkim and displays an impressive collection of exhibits that traces the past, the evolution of the courts and laws of Sikkim, and the significant events that happened in the past along with the corresponding documents. The museum allows the visitors to retrospect and comprehend the historical progression of the court so that they are enlightened and acknowledge the journey it has taken to be where it is today. The highlight of the museum comprises a diversified collection of art, antiquities, portraits, sculptures, coins, ceramics, archaeological objects, illustrated manuscripts, farmans, decorative art objects, arms and armor, textile, natural history specimens, pictures, and many more. The Museum has five galleries where all these items are showcased according to different categories starting from the significant events that occurred in Sikkim to the steps taken in the advancement of law to the findings from excavations that tell us how old is the Sikkim civilization.

The High Court Museum Sikkim also has a mock courtroom which gives the visitors the experience of being in a real courtroom, an audiovisual room showing documentaries on Sikkim, a Library housing numerous books on law and old judgment files of some of the cases before 1975, etc., and a museum shop where visitors can buy local souvenirs. The stunning location of the museum surrounded by hills and the sprawling lush green garden outside the museum gives it an even more appealing look and attracts numerous visitors.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

  • Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  • Old Rumtek Monastery
  • St. Paul Church

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