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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
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Nitin P
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

Thank Vandana K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

Thank abinashjee
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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 

Thank Nitin P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

Thank D J
New York City, New York
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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 

Thank Au_Gorumand
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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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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 

Thank Harry D
Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Bhau Daji Lad museum is the oldest museums in Mumbai. The best part is the beautiful interiors of the museum. Most of the artifacts are between the 19th and 20th century and show the life of Mumbai during this period. Fine collection of Ivory, brass and metal containers and weapons. Also on display is an armour weighing 19 Kg. A... More 

Thank Shailendrasood
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It's nice place to visit. Cost also good. But not so much things to see, if you have less time then please don't waste ur time here, rather than this visit fort, there are so many museum. But for once this is good place

Thank DarshanKamat
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is set within the grounds of a zoo and a park, the park is very pleasant but the zoo leaves much to be desired, it's very tired and in my opinion the animals don't seem too well cared for (but I'm no specialist so could be wrong). But the zoo and park grounds are free to visit The... More 

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