Victoria Museum, Karachi

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Victoria Museum which is now a Supreme Court Registry in Karachi

Victoria Museum, now called Supreme Court Registry, Karachi, founded as Victoria and Albert Museum, is a building in Karachi which houses the Supreme Court of Pakistan Karachi registry branch.


The building was originally built during the British Raj. It was founded by the Duke of Connaught in 1887 during the reign of Queen Victoria as a museum then known as Victoria and Elbert Museum.[1]

In July 1948, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, laid the foundation for the State Bank of Pakistan.[1]

On 21 May 1892, it was converted into a full museum and named Victoria Museum.[2] It had stuffed animals, artefacts from the Mohenjo-daro, statues of people of Hind and abroad, portraits, paintings, and pictures of famous people from around the world.[2]

In October 1957, an apex court registry was established in Karachi in the building.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Tanoli, Ishaq (December 24, 2018). "New building of SC Registry to be completed in three years". DAWN.COM.
  2. ^ a b Balouch, Akhtar (November 21, 2013). "In search of the Victoria Museum – Part II". DAWN.COM.