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Address: 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
Phone Number: 2223731234
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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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True historical of snapshot of Mumbai culture.. Must visit place

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a place in front of Byculla zoo. This place is very well maintained and shows a true picture of Mumbai's history, culture and traditions. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India

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English first
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42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was conceptualised as an offshoot of an exhibition held in the 19th century at London - Kensington's Victoria and Albert Museum (Which was also this Museum's earlier name).  What I liked:  -Nice, neat and easily navigable - The East Garden which has some really nice marble statues and an imposing gas lamp - Some wonderfully made miniature and... More 

Thank SmitaB
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a place in front of Byculla zoo. This place is very well maintained and shows a true picture of Mumbai's history, culture and traditions. There are evolving maps of island Mumbai from 1700 till now which is a great learning experience for a visitor. Models made by them are superb and gives a live experience... More 

Thank SuperTravel348
Ahmedabad, India
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It's illuminating to see how British view exotic India - and tried to preserve part of what they destroyed. Miniatures of grassroot workers, paintings of Mughal kings, architectural archaic designs of Mumbai City, Bronze and German Silver Utensils - these are just some icons that cannot fully describe what's inside. What was disturbing is that there is little done from... More 

Thank vividprose
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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235 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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 

Thank giribpai
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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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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.

Thank grajesh
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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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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
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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 

Thank Arun S
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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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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