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“History of Mumbai !”

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
824 reviews
315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
“History of Mumbai !”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East, it was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, and was later renamed in the honour of Bhau Daji.After visiting this museum you realise the importance about heritage of Mumbai city.Being a Mumbaikar you feel proud about it.Place worth visiting.

Visited April 2014
Thank vinodkhedkar
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Improved from previous visit”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I visited this museum about a year back and reviewed as well here. I visited again this year and was happy to see some improvements they have done. Now audio guide is available for visitors at extra cost (Rs 30 during my visit). This guide is some hifi device which detects signals from the displays and speaks about that. And this clearly was not working up to the mark. I had much difficulty in getting the correct signal and hearing out the speech. It would be good if they can follow the simple number-pad device as found in many other places.
Nothing new was there at the shop, probably they can put the people of Mumbai model replicas for sale.

Visited May 2014
Thank Saurabh S
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Pune, India
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“A marvelous feat of restoration”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum built during the British era and rechristened the Bhau Daji Lad Museum is marvelous. Restored just a few years ago by architect Vikas Dilawar, this museum is a phenomenal effort to bring the focus strongly towards the rich Indian culture and heritage that has been ignored for so many years. They have also set up gallery spaces on the first floor for contemporary art which is ever-changing, and perfectly juxtaposes the historic artifacts that the museum houses. You are allowed to take pictures with your cellphone but no cameras and flash photography is allowed here. Recommend visiting at least once.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank shanro11
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Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“a Mumbai musuem”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Heard so much good about , and was not disappointed ! especially after it was renovated . good job Vikas Dilaware .

worth a visit if you have the time after viewing at other tourist attractions in Mumbai

Visited November 2013
Thank Christopher G
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Dr Bau Dadji Lad Museum”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This museum is a gem ! Its interiors merit a visit, they are exquisite! The museum has been beautifully restored. A job very well done. I would encourage visitors to Mumbai to include this in their sightseeing musts. The exhibits are one of a kind, handcrafted items which we in the world of crafts would love to see revived today. A great experience.

Visited February 2014
2 Thank sunainaDelhi
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