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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai 400027, India
+91 22 2373 1234
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It was our first visit to the museum. It has some amazing collection related to the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Delhi, India
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The Oldest Museum in Mumbai

A small entrance fee is required. It was originally called the Victoria & Albert Museum.t has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai 400027, India
Byculla/Dhobi Ghat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first visit to the museum. It has some amazing collection related to the history of the city, especially 19th century maps. Though the museum has undergone restoration and refurbishment recently, it still needs to do more for becoming a world class museum....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small entrance fee is required. It was originally called the Victoria & Albert Museum.t has a large collection of archaeological artefacts, relics and photos of Mumbai's history.

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This wonderful old building has a lot of items of interest. It is well worth visiting for an hour or so. There is a model of the Tower of Silence in Mumbai which shows how the Parsis dispose of their dead.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Bhau Daji Lad Museum was named as Victoria & Albert Museum. It was established in 1855. It is situated near the zoo. It is a historic building. Photography is allowed inside the museum.

Thank tourguide6
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This museum houses lovely antiques and statues on the first floor of different periods and materials very well displayed but a little bit more detail about the individual items would be welcome. The building is well maintained and has a beautiful staircase and chandelier worth...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Mumbai oldest Museum where beautiful arts and crafts are on display. Mostly 19th-20th-century exhibits. The building itself warrents a trip- its beautiful and surrounded by gardens. It has a great museum shop too.

Thank amitbbsharma
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is an awesome building with lovely collection. The stairs, the fresco, the detailed grills and the maintenance would leave you wanting for more.

Thank anuradha2013
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The Museum is in a lovely old colonial building with fine architecture and impressive interiors. It was built to house the traditional arts and crafts of India that were under stress due to the Industrial revolution. The pieces displayed are a nice representation of some...More

Thank KaviKavi
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We came primarily to see the artwork of the Indian Early Modernists but couldn't find any trace of them. The docent had no idea what I was talking about as did the guards. We were very disappointed as we are from the family of one...More

Thank nykavi
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This place was established in 1855.It is a historic building situated near byculla just opposite to the zoo.So if u plan to go to zoo please do not miss this place.There are many things showcased which reminds of our culture and traditions.The dressing ,the occupation,...More

Thank Mansee N
Byculla/Dhobi Ghat
One of the seven islands of the original Bombay,
Byculla is one of the most evolved
neighbourhoods in
Mumbai that has consistently rebuilt itself for the
modern-day locals while keeping its confluence of
heritage and history intact. Once a home to only the
wealthy, Byculla is today a home to the most diverse
communities like Parsis, Iranians, Christians, Jews,
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