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Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (Bombay)

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Immerse yourself in the history of Mumabi and admire Victorian architecture at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in Mumbai. Established in 1855 with lavishly decorated interiors, Minton floors and gilded ceilings, the museum houses a collection of over 3,500 old photographs and artifacts detailing Mumbai’s history. The exquisite two story Renaissance revival building built in 1872 as Victoria & Albert Museum features old maps, weapons, textiles, books, manuscrips, pottery and ceramics, metal handicraft and lacquerware. Museum’s lush gardens feature basalt elephant sculpture and a brick clock tower. There is a café and shop. Use our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Bhau Daji Lad Museum and other attractions in Mumbai (Bombay).
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  • Thoughtfully laid out, lovingly restored, housing a most impressive collection of Indian antiquities and history, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a MUST visit attraction. Set in vast surrounding gardens (...  more »
  • If you are getting a taxi make sure to drop off at the zoo as there are building works ongoing. Entry is RS. 100 entry for foreign tourists. 1000-1800 but closed Wednesdays. Beautiful building and som...  more »
  • Those of you who wish to see the cultural treasures of India must make it a point to visit this less known museum. I happened to go there not to see the museum but to visit the handicrafts exhibition ...  more »
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  • The museum is located in Byculla (Mumbai). The museum is very well maintained and depicts the cultural heritage of the city. Its a small museum compared to the "Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sangrahalaya". When we visited the museum we were shown a very nice documentary. Visit to the museum is highly recommended. I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
  • The place is awesome and must visit with your kids. The collection is very wide from old coins to the scale models depicting Mumbai island formation, mythological stories, silver- bronze- ivory articles, Only improvement required is staff available should make their presence as polite and able informers of things on display rather than only guards which few of them are doing, appreciate. You will need at least 2 to 3 hours to watch the collection. Car parking is available. It is at a walking distance of 7 minutes from Byculla rly station. Wednesday closed.
  • It's good museum in the Mumbai city. It's closer to Byculla railway station. You can do photography. This museum is good for children as they have facility to get information in local languages as well as in english. All the things are preserved in good manner. Students have special discounts for the ticket.
  • One of the best well maintained museum. Good for kids and foreign nationals to know about india and its cultural diversity
  • The museum has a display of cultural and artistic artefacts of all periods of Indian history. Artefacts include pottery, ivory, silver, brass, copper, minakari, paintings, mother of pearl, and much more, with a brief description given. There is a nice cafe and a shop selling souvenirs at the backyard. The museum is well maintained.