National Museum of Indian Cinema

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Timings : Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday and Public Holidays

Entry Fees : Adults: INR 20
Foreign Nationals: INR 500
Children (upto 12 years) and Students (with I-card): Free

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National Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai Overview

The National Museum of Indian Cinema is the first museum in the country that displays the history of Indian cinema. It is housed in two buildings, New Museum Building and the heritage Gulshan Mahal on Peddar Road in Mumbai. The museum showcases history of Indian Cinema through recordings, memorabilia, cameras, equipment and much more.

The National Museum of Indian Cinema is not only dedicated to Hindi Cinema but also exhibits history and information about regional films. Visitors can walk through various cinematic events, such as Lumiere Brothers first films or the first feature film called Raja Harishchandra which was directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. There are handmade posters of iconic films, the era of silent and studio films, the influence of the World Wars on Indian cinema and more. An entire area is dedicated to the most fundamental of filmmaking equipment – the camera. From the hand operated camera used by Dadasaheb Phalke, to the cameras used by legendary film-makers, such as Satyajit Ray to the modern 3D and 4D cinemas, this section is a delight for those who understand the technicalities of making a film.

The wall that adores photographs of the recipients of the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards, the statue of Raj Kapoor that is an ideal selfie point or the recordings of KL Saigal, the museum has a lot to offer to film buffs.  Also, the other wing of the museum has a section that is dedicated completely to Mahatma Gandhi. This wing includes films made on the Mahatma, a children's film studio where kids can try their hand at shooting, editing, lighting etc.

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