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Showing posts with label Museum. Show all posts
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Prince of Wales Museum

Location  : Mahatma Gandhi Road, 
                   Fort,Mumbai 400023
Tel No:  91-22-22045430
Web Site :

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya  formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India was founded in the early years of the 20th century by some prominent citizens of Bombay, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum was renamed in the 1990s after Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire.
The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.
The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilizationartefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas,Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta.

Victoria And Albert Museum

Location: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla, Mumbai
Built in: 1872
Attractions: Archeological findings & relics
How to Reach: One can easily reach here by boarding buses or trains, or by hiring autos or taxis from the city.
Web Site :

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai city of India. Rani Jijamata Udyan makes the picturesque setting of this historical museum at Ambedkar Road, in Byculla area of Mumbai. Built in 1872, it was initially christened as Victoria & Albert Museum after the museum of London. The museum has a great collection of archaeological relics, maps and photographs that peep into the history of Bombay. It was later renamed after its benefactor, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, who dedicated his life to this museum. 

The history of Bhau Daji Lad Museum reveals that it was planned with an amount of Rupees 6,000, at the initiative of Dr. Bhau. The marvelous structure of building had lost its sheen with the times, but thanks to Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Mumbai (INTACH) that is renovating the museum with utmost care. The treasury comprises of more than 6000 valuable artifacts, including sculptures, pottery, coins, ivory work, paintings, etc. It has special sections on the social and cultural life in India also. 

Apart from the above compilation, the museum has over 4,000 reference books and manuscripts in its supervision. The clay models, costumes, finely shaped silver, copper ware etc, are amongst the most-cherished compilation which is worth taking a glance. Victoria & Albert Museum also contains atypical photographs of early Bombay and testimonials from the colonial past. The half-done collection was first exhibited to Lord Canning in 1856. Today, Bhau Daji Lad Museum is revived in its appearance, with gold ornamentations on wall corners, ceilings, hand railings and blue-painted pillars.

National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai

             National Gallery of Modern Art
             Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall
             M G Road, Fort Mumbai - 400032
Tel: 022 - 22881971
Web site :

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) is the leading Indian art gallery. The main museum at New Delhi was established on March 29, 1954 by the Government of India, with subsequent branches at Mumbai and [[Bangalore. Its collection of more than 14,000 works includes artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore,Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists. Some of the oldest works preserved here date back to 1857.

NGMA Mumbai was opened to the public in 1996. It hosts various exhibitions and art collections of famous artists, sculptors and civilisations. It is located near Regal Cinemain Colaba. Exhibits include:
  • A collection of Pablo Picasso's works
  • Egyptian artefacts such as mummies, statues, etc.

Mani Bhavan Museum

Location:19 Laburnam Rd, Near Malabar Hill, Downtown Mumbai
Hours:Daily 10am-5:30pm
Cost:Free, but donations appreciated
Web Site  :

The Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya is a quaint Gujarati-style house in Mumbai where Mahatma Gandhi lived from 1917 to 1934. The three-story home is now a Gandhi Museum that preserves the spirit of the man who put his nation before himself.


The house belonged to Shri Revashankar Jhaveri, Gandhi’s friend and host in Mumbai. Whenever he was in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934, Gandhi stayed here.

It was here in November 1921 that Gandhi conducted a four-day fast in order to restore peace to the city.

What to See

On the terrace, a bronze plaque marks the site of the tent in which Gandhi wasarrested in January 1932. He also used to sleep and say his prayers on this terrace.
Inside the house is a library of Gandhi-related works (about 50,000 books and periodicals), as well as displays of photographs, posters, slogans, and other items that document and explain Gandhi's legendary life.
Dioramas depicting major events and turning points in his fight for the nation's freedom draw particular attention to his devotion to the poor. An auditorium plays films on Gandhi.
You can also see Gandhi's old charkha (spinning wheel), which in many ways symbolized the struggle for independence, and which now appears on the Indian flag.
A visit to this tranquil house and neighborhood makes a welcome change from the noisy hubbub of modern life in Mumbai.

Bombay Natural History Society

  • Established in: 1883
  • Location :Hornbill House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai
  • Specialty: Conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history
  • Open Time: 10.00 am -1.30 pm & 2.00 pm-5.00 pm (prior permission needed)
  • Did you know: Various ornithologist and naturalists from all over the county makes visit to this museum.
  • Must do: Visit the various galleries and section of the museum.
  • Postal Address : Hornbill House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai 400023.
  • Web Site :

Established in 1883, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is known to be one amongst the largest non-governmental organizations in India. Since its inception, it has been working whole-heartedly for the conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history. It instigates discussions and observations on natural history in its forum. BNHS also showcases an interesting collection of specimens from natural world in its museum, called Bombay Natural History Museum. 

Over 30 countries, which have joined BNHS as its active members are working with the primary principle of conservation, rooted in scientific research. Dr. Salim Ali, the renowned Ornithologist and Naturalist, fostered the tradition that became the guiding principle of the society. BNHS has its headquarters in the Hornbill House, which was specially constructed in South Mumbai. Being a society, BNHS bankrolls studies in Indian wildlife and conservation. 

What's more, it publishes a four-monthly journal called 'The Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society' and 'Hornbill', a quarterly magazine. The logo of Bombay Natural History Society has been enthused with William, a hornbill that lived in the grounds of the society during its early years. It has been over a century, rare specimens are still being donated to the society from nature lovers across the world. 

Here, one can see replicas and rare specimens of vertebrates, insects, beetles, butterflies and embalmed reptiles. A temporary membership of the society is available, which enables one to know more about society's activities in the sphere of nature conservation. With this, one can even access the library and attend the weekly lectures. Bombay Natural History Society is not open to public, so interested ones are required to take prior permission for admittance.

INS Vikrant (R11)

 Museum Ship Vikrant

Built in 1945 and bought by the Indian Navy in 1957, the massive aircraft carrier INS Vikrant now serves as a fascinating museum. Admission includes the ferry ride out to the ship, then a walk through the various quarters, the hold (displaying diving bells, submarines and various aircraft) and finally the enormous deck with take-off and landing strip.
The Vikrant served in the India-Pakistan War of 1971, and in the liberation of Goa from the Portuguese, providing a sea base for Harrier jump jets, Seahawks and helicopters, some of which are still on board.
Tickets are available from the booking offices near the Gateway.