Set up in 1872, as the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Bhau Daji Lad Museum is Mumbai’s oldest museum. Housed in the Victoria gardens, which is now named as the Rani Jijamata Udyan (Rani Bagh), Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum owes its name to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad who devoted his life to this museum.

Originally established as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, the museum houses rare miniature paintings, antique wood objects, silver artifacts and clay models, and is a treasure trove of the cultural history of different parts of India.

The museum was has undergone a painstaking process of restoration over the last couple of years under the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). The Museum has since won the UNESCO award for restoration.

For more details on the Museum, visiting timings and other activities, visit their official website at