About the museum:
The Meiji University Museum was opened in April, 2004. The permanent exhibit of museum is divided into three departments: Commodity, Criminal Material, Archeology.
The Commodity Department which is the successor to the "Commodities Museum" holds lacquer ware, textiles, bamboo wood crafts and ceramics and many more. The Criminal Materials Department displays items contemplates law and human rights. They include: written criminal laws from the Edo to the recent time, police weapons and other equipment, trail records, and pictures which depict different tortures from the Edo period. Finally, the Archeology Department, formerly the "Archeological Museum", holds a variety of materials from the Jōmon pre-historic period to Yayoi period.
In addition, the museum library holds information resources, which are related to the those three museum departments and Excavation report of buried cultural properties.