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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

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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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The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum ( is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East in premises of Zoo This museum houses a large number of archaeological finds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved this museum, it's so clean and the exhibitions are both historical and modern. Love the steel bus!! It's actually the cleanest most well kept building I have seen in India! Not much in the cafe,, just cokes and biscuits so don't expect a lunch...

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its a decent museum near the Byculla Zoo. The main feature of this Zoo is a truck made out of some metal pieces. Its quite beautiful and one can see his/her face clearly in each of those individual pieces. Very neatly made. The museum has good artifacts and the museum lovers will enjoy.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum ( is the oldest museum in Mumbai. Situated in Byculla East in premises of Zoo This museum houses a large number of archaeological finds, maps and historical photographs of Mumbai, clay models, silver and copper ware and costumes. It primary focus in early history of Mumbai . It is also well maintained... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This recently renovated museum is very spic and clean, well organised and has two levels displaying history of Mumbai. Old medallions, coins, armoury, brass and porcelain items... Original Mumbadevi brass statue- on which Mumbai got its name and many more artefacts that display how Mumbai grew over the years from few islands to a modern city. Displays also show various... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

An amazing oasis that is a bit tricky to find in Byculla, the main renovated building itself is worth the visit for an immaculate restoration and a thing of beauty. The permanent exhibits are a weird mishmash of Mumbai of the past. But catch an Atul Dondiya temporary exhibit and the place turns even more sublime. Behind the museum are... More 

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29 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A very spick and span museum organized in Byculla East adjacent to the Byculla Zool. The efforts put into making the Bhau Daji Lad Museum accessible to the public and the raising of frequent topical collections and displays are to be lauded. There are museums and museums and this one takes the cake ! Well worth a visit especially during... More 

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Mumbai
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26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Needs 10rupees and over an hour to have a great experience on the various aspects of life in past across world esp Mumbai. The experience where there is modern artist putting in the twist in the historic creations is worth it. There are also workshops to be attended arranged at different times of the month separate for kids, adults and... More 

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149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In spite of being born and brought up in Bombay I had never heard of this museum till I recently saw an exhibition being advertised. On a whim I decided to go visit and I discovered a hidden gem! The museum is apparently the oldest museum in Bombay and showcases the history and culture of the city. It has been... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Situated in the precincts of the Byculla Zoo, this is a gem of a museum containing brilliant repository for history buffs. This was previously called as the Victoria and Albert museum and is situated just 2 mins away from Byculla train station. The museum has been superbly restored by INTACH and looks stunning. Particularly impressive is the Victorian architecture and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Museum’s facade was in Renaissance style. The building inside was gorgeous, well-maintained, in blue-gold Victorian architecture and it was full of museum personnel. At the backyard, there was small museum shop were we both oversized-quality and affordable postcards. A great spot for a break after a whole day’s walk. Entrance fee costs 100 Rupees.

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