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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Address: 91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
Phone Number: 2223731234
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Ranked #42 of 273 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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New York City, New York
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185 reviews 185 reviews
21 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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88 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Romanshorn, Switzerland
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to this museum purely to see the architecture of the building which was suppose to be phenomenal. Both times I went (having paid for a taxi to go all the way there and paid to park), I was allowed only into the lobby as they were closed. The first time they said they woul be open the next... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This will be a short review. Its basically one big room the photo shows it all. Some interesting bits but hassle getting a driver to find it! The building was nice but not a lt to see all in all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum has been restored in the recent past and now has some lovely exhibhits. I went there recently for the travelling Florence exhibhit and they also have workshops for kids as well as the adults during the summer. Best to check their website to find out what exhibhits are taking place there.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Mumbai's oldest museum is an absolute treat of colonial architecture. Many of the objects inside are from the original collection, making this something of a museum about itself. Century-old relief maps of Mumbai, dioramas of old Mumbai/Maha lifestyle, and some lovely works of mostly Indian craftsmanship can be found inside. I wouldn't go too far out of your way to... More 

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