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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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Dr. Bhai Darji lad museum established in 1855 is the oldest museum in Mumbai. It's situated in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WanderingPockets
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Mumbai
Nineteenth Century Style Museum

This is a great museum of the history of the city. The curatorial work of the nineteenth-century... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RaquelitaNYC
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New York City, New York
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91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai 400027, India
Byculla/Dhobi Ghat
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"byculla zoo"
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"clay models"
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"arts and crafts"
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"on display"
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"archaeological finds"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"beautiful collection"
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"island magic"
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"model ships"
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"marble statues"
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"barren land"
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"ethnic groups"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dr. Bhai Darji lad museum established in 1855 is the oldest museum in Mumbai. It's situated in Byculla. The museum underwent a renovation last year. The museum is one of the best in Mumbai, and is a treasure trove of decorative and industrial arts, along...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum of the history of the city. The curatorial work of the nineteenth-century style remains today in the dioramas, crystal boxes, colonial narratives. The building is beautiful and the objects (textiles, sculptures, etc.) complete an interesting collection of Mumbai life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first museum in Mumbai! It used to be Victoria and Albert Museum. The name was changed after the Independence. It has a collection of old maps of the Bombay islands, models of ships, miniature clay models, photographs... And every weekend there is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Victorian era gem of a building with a recently restored polychrome interior, modeled on London’s Crystal Palace. The museum contains a variety of Indian artifacts and collections including beautiful ceramics of the Indian Arts & Crafts movement produced in late 19th century.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in Byculla which you can go by walk as well as by bus which will take around 25 min by walk and 5-10 min by Bus.This museum is opposite to Byculla Zoo. It have good collection of historical monuments, pottery,Paintings,sculptures which will...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 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 28 December 2017

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
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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
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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.

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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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Sarang S
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Response from nurussabag2016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. One can take DSLR with nominal charges, if I remember correctly.
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