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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

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Address: 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
Phone Number:
+91 22 2373 1234
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10:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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A little gem in the heart of Mumbai

We visited this lovely museum on Sunday at 10.45 AM. Tucked away in the middle of the Jijamata zoo gardens, it is an amazing place. The beautiful Victorian building with its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Weston Super Mare
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Weston Super Mare
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this lovely museum on Sunday at 10.45 AM. Tucked away in the middle of the Jijamata zoo gardens, it is an amazing place. The beautiful Victorian building with its superbly restored exterior and interiors are a credit to the painstaking research and hard work of its curatorial team. The colourful Minton tiles and the exquisite ceiling takes one... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoughtfully laid out, lovingly restored, housing a most impressive collection of Indian antiquities and history, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a MUST visit attraction. Set in vast surrounding gardens (which unfortunately are in a sad state of neglect) this Palladian building with high Victorian interiors is a magnificent example of what can be achieved with hard work and focus.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are getting a taxi make sure to drop off at the zoo as there are building works ongoing. Entry is RS. 100 entry for foreign tourists. 1000-1800 but closed Wednesdays. Beautiful building and some interesting items, there is a cafe and small shop.

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Thank threehens
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Those of you who wish to see the cultural treasures of India must make it a point to visit this less known museum. I happened to go there not to see the museum but to visit the handicrafts exhibition being held on the premises. But was I glad I came there! It was a pleasure going through the well maintained... More 

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Thank Vandana K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very well maintained after a decade of renovations. Good presentation of artifacts and a free guided tour over weekend is a plus. Since it is in the Byculla Zoo compound so there is no excuse of not visiting. The museum is small and takes about an hour for a detailed tour. Although we didn't see but audio guide signs were... More 

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Thank abinashjee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

To my fellow Indians, who have only ever visited mumbai to shop, have dinner and a token visit to the 'Gateway of India' ...... just so you don't feel bad with all the retail therapy. Please please visit this Museum and make sure you take the tour. It shows the wonderful arts and culture of india across the ages...... if... More 

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Thank Nitin P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This museum has a large number of archaeological finds, maps, old photographs of Mumbai, clay models, silver and copper ware and costumes. Good insight for kids to know Mumbai with its vintage history. Ticket charge for a single adult and kid was Rs.15/- Situated in Byculla East (within the Jijamata or Rani Baug zoo premises), at the moment the main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

No one goes here, so you can wander around tranquilly (and that's in Mumbai!) in a lovely building. The array of Indian artisan craftsmanship is stunning. There are also good English descriptions provided. The figures of ethnic Indians upstairs at the first glance appear tacky, but are in fact quite interesting and well-done on closer inspection. Each face and dressing... More 

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Thank Au_Gorumand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Due to renovation work in the nearby zoo, the main gates of this museum are closed, and the only way to reach it is through the Mumbai Zoo. The museum has a good collection of various artwork made from different materials, from metal to coconut.

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Thank Sandeep M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is located inside the grounds of a slightly tired and crumbling zoo. To get to it you need to walk through the zoo, entering from the main gate halfway along the North side of the complex (on E.S Patanwala Marg road). There is no entry from the West gate, despite it being closest to the museum on Google... More 

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