One of the iconic heritage structures of the city, Bombay High Court building and its museum is now open for tourists and heritage enthusiasts. The Directorate of Tourism, Maharashtra, teamed up with Bombay High Court and Tourist Guide Association (ToGA) to offer a heritage walk in the Bombay High Court Building starting from October 16, 2021.

The building will be accessible for visitors on non-working Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm.

According to an official release by Maharashtra Tourism, the duration of each heritage walk will be a maximum of 1 hour and visitors will be taken in three batches on Saturday and Sunday with guide support in Marathi, English, and Hindi languages.

Bombay High Court is one of the oldest High Courts in India. It was inaugurated on August 14, 1862 under the High Court’s Act, 1861. The work on the present building of the High Court commenced in April 1871 and completed in November 1878. Bombay High Court is famed for its architecture as it was built in the 19th century, by the British, in the eye-catching Gothic Revival style. The building is part of the Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Bombay, which was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2018.

The museum being the highlight of the building, inaugurated in 2015, has interiors designed exactly like a courtroom. The space has been curated with old legal rolls, portraits of the advocates and a minuscule model of the Bombay High Court in a corner.