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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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grabbing the memebership of this library aint an easy task but this is a monument to visit on the P dmello road .. its beautiful .. huge structure ..victorian architecture

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
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Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely impressive entrance setoff with the steps and Greek style columns. Unfortunately as at 13/1/16 the library is temporarily shut so there's not a lot to see. My Tip: If the library's still shut when you visit pop over the road to the Horniman Circle Gardens.

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Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

grabbing the memebership of this library aint an easy task but this is a monument to visit on the P dmello road .. its beautiful .. huge structure ..victorian architecture

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A nice building to have in South Mumbai- used in most movies as the "stairs outside the courts". Opposite to Horniman Circle.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is an old relic of the British Raj.With the availability of any kind of information on the net, the library has been rendered not that useful.In fact, this building has been shot in countless Indian movies for the beautiful backdrop it provides.

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Thank rohintonmn
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The Town hall is an iconic landmark of Mumbai. Better known as the Asiatic Society library, this place is frequented by locals and foreigners alike. This place is more famous for it's regular occurences in Indian movies and Hindi tv serials

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Thank itherocky
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is a British time library situated in South Mumbai.Previously known as Town hall,this place has a very good and large collection of books on various topics.Many book lover comes here. Outside premise is often given for film shooting during weekends.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to the movie the place has been seen in so many movies as court, parliament. Lots of events are arranged around the place. The recent renovation has given a new life to the structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

this is a must visit if you are a book lover. the building is stunning and so is the library. however the old part of the library cant be visited by non members. how does a tourist become a member ? it was dissapointing to not be allowed in to a place i have been wanting to see. in that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Central Library, a modern imposing building which was somewhat harking back through the ages to what libraries used to be like. This is also the Town Hall and both can be accessed through the main door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Every passerby would gaze at this structure at least once.. such is the charm of this structure. plush white with elegant British design its a sight in the day as well as in the night. those stairs are recognizable to every Indian movie fan as they are featured in so many. the setup inside is a very old school library... More 

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