Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Closed on Wednesdays and Public Holidays
Cost : Adults - INR 10, Kids (6 to 12 yrs) - INR 5, Kids (Below 6 yrs) - No Entry Fee, Foreigners - INR 100
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Situated in the Byculla neighborhood in Mumbai, in close vicinity to the Byculla Zoo, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the oldest museum in town. First opened to the public in 1872 under the name of Victoria and Albert Museum, the new name was given to it in 1975. It showcases the rich culture and heritage of the city through a collection of Fine and Decorative Arts. Among the permanent and most prominent collections in the museum are dioramas, clay models, lithographs, photographs and books that document the life and times of olden days Bombay from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century.
There are six basic divisions within the museum- Origins of Mumbai, Industrial Arts, Century Paintings, Founder’s Gallery, Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery and Kamalnayan Special Exhibitions Gallery. Currently, the museum hosts frequent exhibitions and workshops, and also promotes contemporary art and culture. Managed by a public- private partnership, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum has won several awards and accolades for its contribution and collection including the Unesco’s Asia-Pacific Award of Excellence in Cultural Conservation in 2005.