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Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: 22-22665139
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Magnificent Old World Monument

The Asiatic Library ( formerly the Town Hall) stands on the edge of the old Fort, not far from the wall that still exists. On climbing up the broad stairs you can look across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

the center of mumbai. just opposite of the very famous Horniman Circle and one of the biggest library of mumbai... nearby places like RBI and Horniman circle also are very famous places but siting on the stairs and getting a click is the best part of this famous monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Asiatic Library ( formerly the Town Hall) stands on the edge of the old Fort, not far from the wall that still exists. On climbing up the broad stairs you can look across the beautiful Horniman Circle gardens all the way down to Flora Fountain and beyond.The library houses rare manuscripts and books in a magnificent building. The entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A very impressive building from the outside, now used as a school according to our guide. I believe the building has had various uses, Town Hall, Library and now school. It is opposite a park, so you can use the trees to cool down once you have climbed up the steps.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Its one of the oldest and great structure in Mumbai.One shouldn't miss this if you are there to visit gate way and other places.I have always admired when ever i have crossed it.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

we entered through the side entrance as we had to visit the stamp office there. not postage but treasury. climbed a flight of stairs past some lovely statues into a quaint large hall. as is with indian libraries, there are just lines of cupboards full of books and stuff with reading spaces demarcated. it could have been laid out so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the oldest Asiatic library . lots of movie shooting has been done on this library stairs . it also has a huge amount of old books , for book lovers .lots of people study on the stairs of library .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Asiatic Society of Bombay, a learned society in the field of Asian studies, is based in Mumbai, India. It can trace its origin to the Literary Society of Bombay which first met in Mumbai on November 26, 1804, and was founded by Sir James Mackintosh. It was formed with the intention of "promoting useful knowledge, particularly such as is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Library, Historic importance or Film location, whatever it be place is worth visit. We have seen this place in Hindi movies as High Court (Tezaab), Bluff master, Munna Bhai MBBS and till date it is still managed and maintained very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Town Hall (called Tondal in the 19th century) is one of the most majestic structures among the 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 houses the 'Asiatic society of Bombay' (Mumbai), which is a public state library in the... More 

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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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Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: 22-22665139
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)

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