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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

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Address: 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
Phone Number:
+91 22 2373 1234
10:00 - 18:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Beautiful restoration

Beautiful restoration of the building and the artifacts. Really loved the miniatures! Wish there were some good online photos of those, as mine came out blurry and that's what I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is now getting old and they are not even getting new stuff to make the museum more popular but the zoo nearby is a great place.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restoration of the building and the artifacts. Really loved the miniatures! Wish there were some good online photos of those, as mine came out blurry and that's what I wanted to show off to others. Worthy of a visit and the tiny financial support of the ticket. Watch the video of the restoration (we saw inside the cafe) and... More 

Thank a-travelin-foodie
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum definitely qualifies as one of the hidden gems of Mumbai, because quite a few Mumbaikars themselves dont know about the place. This place got renovated between 2000-2009 and in my opinion deserves to be visited if you want to know about Mumbai's history. Did you know that this place is the third oldest museum in India? Right after... More 

Thank preetibh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely museum on Sunday at 10.45 AM. Tucked away in the middle of the Jijamata zoo gardens, it is an amazing place. The beautiful Victorian building with its superbly restored exterior and interiors are a credit to the painstaking research and hard work of its curatorial team. The colourful Minton tiles and the exquisite ceiling takes one... More 

Thank TripMahajan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 (which unfortunately are in a sad state of neglect) this Palladian building with high Victorian interiors is a magnificent example of what can be achieved with hard work and focus.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

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 some interesting items, there is a cafe and small shop.

Thank threehens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 being held on the premises. But was I glad I came there! It was a pleasure going through the well maintained... More 

Thank Vandana K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very well maintained after a decade of renovations. Good presentation of artifacts and a free guided tour over weekend is a plus. Since it is in the Byculla Zoo compound so there is no excuse of not visiting. The museum is small and takes about an hour for a detailed tour. Although we didn't see but audio guide signs were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

To my fellow Indians, who have only ever visited mumbai to shop, have dinner and a token visit to the 'Gateway of India' ...... just so you don't feel bad with all the retail therapy. Please please visit this Museum and make sure you take the tour. It shows the wonderful arts and culture of india across the ages...... if... More 

Thank Nitin P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This museum has a large number of archaeological finds, maps, old photographs of Mumbai, clay models, silver and copper ware and costumes. Good insight for kids to know Mumbai with its vintage history. Ticket charge for a single adult and kid was Rs.15/- Situated in Byculla East (within the Jijamata or Rani Baug zoo premises), at the moment the main... More 

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