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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
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Ranked #71 of 281 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Libraries
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Town Hall is the most wonderful heritage structure in Mumbai. This place is within walk able distance form CST station facing Horiman circle. Constructed multiple decades ago, it is absolutely ocean of books and ideal spot for architecture photography. It could be heaven on earth for a bookworm person like me!!! It hosts one of the oldest and biggest library... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Town Hall is one of the most majestic structures among the other heritage buildings in the city of Mumbai. One can say that this building represents one of the last architectural remnants of the Victorian Bombay (Mumbai). The Town hall was colloquially called as 'Tondal' during the 19th century. The Town Hall houses the 'Asiatic society of Bombay' (Mumbai), which... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A beautiful building with tall Greco-Roman columns. An old public library and a good spot for architecture photography. It is lively in the morning with many intellectuals seen reading newspapers and intellectual discussions outside the library.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Asiatic Society of Bombay, a learned society in the field of Asian studies, is based in Mumbai, India.The library of the Society has over a hundred thousand books out of which 15,000 are classified as rare and valuable. It also has priceless artifacts and over 3,000 ancient manuscripts in Persian, Sanskrit and Prakrit, mostly on paper but some on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A beautiful colonial era building with tall Greco-Roman columns and a flight of stairs. An old public library and a good spot for architecture photography. It is lively in the morning with many intellectuals seen reading newspapers and intellectual discussions outside the library.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

in many hindi films this town hall buliding of asiateic society been used as a prime location for hindi movies. this is located at a prime location of mumbai. just 2 minutes walk from stock exchange of mumbai (BSE) bombay stock exchange. 4 minutes walk from kala ghoda & jehangir art gallery 3 minutes walk from lion gate . 5... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The Asiatic library is free and great place to read books and newspapers. You have to sign it to go inside and photography is not allowed. The library is build in Greco roman style and has 8 Doric columns and 30 steps leading into the library. It has one of the two original copies of Dante's "Divine Comedy", though on... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I go across this place daily en route to my office. Nice Arranged interiors. Loads of Books and Periodicals for enrichment of knowledge. Best thing is you are allowed to sit inside and view the books on production of ID proof, no need to be a member. Since it is situated on the main road, the place is always buzzing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I have seen the library from inside , though I myself is not a member. I happened to be there fro some reference book. Building is very good peace of architect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This is an impressive building just next to Horniman Circle (yeah, such a circle actually exists in mumbai - what were they thinking...). :) While the facade of the building is truly impressive, it's almost impossible to get in as nobody knows the opening hours and information is simply not available.

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