Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

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Learn about Indian cultural heritage in a refined setting with all the splendor and pomp of the British raj at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, an important museum and cultural center. Established in 1922, the museum holds a collection of around 50,000 artifacts, the vast majority of which pertains to Indian history and the many cultures, societies, schools of thought, and religions that have made the country what it is today. Take time to explore the three main sections on art, archaeology, and natural history, each giving you a taste of an important aspect of Indian national heritage. To plan Mumbai vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Don't visit this as part of a Mumbai Darshan tour, but visit on your own. Because it's one of the best museums that I've visited so far. Take your time and go for an audio guide (headsets are availabl...  more »
  • This is a first class museum situated in a classic colonial building. Like many thinks in Mumbai, it is a bit dusty and and need of some maintenance. Definitely worth the price of admission. Beware th...  more »
  • This is one of the musuems that might take more than 2 hrs to explore.But we could not spend much time as we need to cover some other places.But it is very nice experience to see all the antique items...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to spend a day walking and exploring... Well maintained and decent place with good and courteous staff... Exhibits are good.. recommend taking the audio guides... Canteen is small but adequate... Good places to eat nearby too ... Recommend plan 3 -4 hours here ..
  • A visit to Mumbai would be incomplete without visiting the premiere museum of the city. This excellent example of British and Indian architecture is a sight to behold. The gardens surrounding are lovely too with some interesting sculptures. The museum itself is small and can be covered completely in half a day . The collection is decent and some rare Indian and Asian artifacts can be seen along with European paintings and a small Natural history section. It's well maintained and clean and has a lovely gift shop and a few decent cafes too.
  • A good place to explore history , art and culture. If you're a normal person visiting it will cost you 80/- Student (10th grade) - 20/- College student-40/- Allowance to take pictures from phone-50/- Camera-100/- Camera with tripod stand - 5000/- Food and baggage are not allowed inside.(I guess) You can keep your bags outside at reception. If you visit make sure that you visit the whole museum. Worth visiting. *Do not touch* the artifacts, paintings and antiques. One more thing you need to carry- an enthusiastic curious mind ready to explore and dive into history,art and culture.
  • Exciting place to spend your weekend peacefully, without being a victim of social media. The feelings that the artworks gives is priceless and cannot be expressed by words... I started to enjoy being in Mumbai, but visiting here got it to the next level. Praise the artists and their artworks, by enjoying it visually and not by downloading it virtually. Overall an interesting place to be.
  • A great place to visit with family or friends. Best place for people interested in arts, history and collections. Perfect place for educational outing and entertainment. You will find this place quite crowded and noisy during weekends. Keep at least 3 hours aside if you want to explore entire building. Cafeteria is not so good with limited options.
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