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Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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. To visit Bhau Daji Lad Museum on your trip to Mumbai, use our Mumbai itinerary planner.
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  • I have visited this museum many times with different friends. It's a beautiful historical building that used to be the the Vicotoria and Albert Museum and now has its name changed. It showcases many.....  more »
  • Wonderfully maintained museum with exhibits of the development of Mumbai over the centuries, of various handicrafts. Interesting special events and exhibitions too.  more »
  • Really awesome for kids. But needs to be organized a bit well. They must put big overall map at the gate to understand visitors where are the animals so that they can plan accordingly where to go and a good cafeteria needs to be build for visitors. Though there are lot of good changes already happened and they are continuing building more so requesting government please keep all these in mind and delight the visitors. Keep up the good work done.
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