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Address: 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
Phone Number: 2223731234
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

It was my first visit though I am from Mumbai. But I must say that the Museum has been beautifully restored and it was a pleasure to see all the exhibits well laid out. Each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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227 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

This perhaps is one of India's best museums, whether privately managed or those under the government. For starters the building housing the museum is a historical structure more than a 100 years old. The tiles from that era, the high ceiling and much crafted interiors are a sight to behold. The museum is much smaller than many others but what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

It was my first visit though I am from Mumbai. But I must say that the Museum has been beautifully restored and it was a pleasure to see all the exhibits well laid out. Each exhibit has information regarding it on laminated papers for the viewer to pick up and read. Lovely outdoor area too. The big plus point which... More 

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It is adjacent to Byculla zoo, it was maintained well and having old memorable items to see. If you are planning to visit zoo, don;t miss this.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Many visitors to Mumbai will visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (former Prince of Wales) Museum, but don't know about this hidden gem in Byculla. The building alone is worth a visit, do not miss the movie being shown on the restoration. From complete shambles to the architectural jewel it is now.

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London, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Well worth the 20 min trip from Gateway. Beautiful old building restored to it's glory about 10 years ago. It is the original V & A Museum, unfortunately re-named in a fit of insecurity! The exhibitions are mostly interesting especially about the history of Bombay. We went for the stunning Tasveer photo exhibition of ancient photos of India (approx 150... More 

Thank Hooray H
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a small museum adjacent to the zoo. The building itself is beautiful and well maintained. The exhibits are mostly about the history of Bombay / Mumbai, and anyone who is acquainted with the city would identify with it. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and happy to talk about the museum. Being small, it takes only an hour or... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

In the compound of the zoological gardens in Byculla,Mumbai stands an architectural gem, the Bhauji Daji Lad Museum. Restored a few years ago the museum has an interesting permanent collection and is the venue for many visiting exhibits too.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Despite being a Mumbaikar it was my 1st visit with 3 young kids. All of us enjoyed the various interactive areas of the museum very much. Few unique activities and fun-games - table tennis or verbal 'Kabadi'. All this in addition to educative exhibits about Mumbai of 17th, 18th and 19th century. Several young volunteers and museum enthusiasts have set... More 

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New Delhi, India
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308 reviews
246 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

the museum is situated in greater mumabi and well maintained by the authorities and recommended once a vist

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

At the end of the day, it's safe to say that this is definitely the best museum I have ever visited in India. It is no secret that when it comes to museums, India isn't exactly the hottest destination, but this is a step forward. A person of any age will enjoy the museum, especially an art lover. There are... More 

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