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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: 22-22665139
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Ranked #62 of 273 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Though i did not go inside, I was captivated by the magnificence of this building from the sighting point at Horniman Circle. It is a bit like buildings built in Greco-British style but hard to categorise. Also it appeared to be excellently maintained. one of Bombay's leading attractions in my opinion!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went with my mum into the library. had always admired it from outside since its a majestic well maintained structure. We browsed through picture books of 19th century British India prints which was a really fulfilling two hours. Tons of old books and all the latest newspapers. A treat!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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43 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I work nearby and often drop in for a quick look at the various newspapers available. The building is now well maintained and really is one of British India's gifts to the city. Also the library houses many beautiful old rare books.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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52 attraction reviews
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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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Guwahati, India
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275 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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