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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai (Bombay) 400027, India
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Ranked #31 of 270 attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Set up in 1872, as the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Bhau Daji Lad Museum is Mumbai’s oldest museum. Housed in the Victoria gardens, which is now... more »
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Pune, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum built during the British era and rechristened the Bhau Daji Lad Museum is marvelous. Restored just a few years ago by architect Vikas Dilawar, this museum is a phenomenal effort to bring the focus strongly towards the rich Indian culture and heritage that has been ignored for so many years. They have also set... More

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mumbai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Heard so much good about , and was not disappointed ! especially after it was renovated . good job Vikas Dilaware . worth a visit if you have the time after viewing at other tourist attractions in Mumbai

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delhi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This museum is a gem ! Its interiors merit a visit, they are exquisite! The museum has been beautifully restored. A job very well done. I would encourage visitors to Mumbai to include this in their sightseeing musts. The exhibits are one of a kind, handcrafted items which we in the world of crafts would love to see revived today.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the nice museums to visit in Mumbai. It is located inside the premises of Jeejamata Udyan or famously known as Rani Bagh (Mumbai Zoo). A lot of historically artifacts you will find here including maps of old Bombay and surrounding areas. You will also find a lot of miniature models of villages and how farming communities... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great collection of items but totally disappointing as SLR cameras are not allowed inside but any other cameras are.... strange rule ruined my visit.

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penang
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188 reviews 188 reviews
73 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is an astonishing Museum - if you want to get a sense of what the Great Exhibition of 1851 was like, or how the Victoria and Albert Museum originally looked like - this is the place. After having gone through an extensive renovation the Museum has been re-opened. Walk into soaring hallways, thin metal columns holding up the tiered... More

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Bangalore, India
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134 reviews 134 reviews
49 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This museum to my surprise is a well maintained and managed. However they restrict your DSLR but you can click pictures using your mobile camera. The roof is a piece of art and so is the statues inside and outside. They have a separate art gallery too. I loved this place.

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MUMBAI INDIA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I had read a lot about how this museum was restored and the pictures in the newspaper really looked amazing. Recently I had purchased a DSLR camera for myself. I thought this would have been a really good oppotunity for sharpening my photography skills. So I went through their website on how to reach the place and any instructions that... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This a true representation of history of Mumbai. The displays are very pleasing and it gives a glimpse at the life in and around Mumbai. They have miniature dolls of all castes and religions in India. It can be seen in 2 hours. The price is right even for the foreigners. It is located at the entrance of the Zoo.... More

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Senior Contributor
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38 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Museum is situated in rani bag ., bayculla where zoo also exists .. You can cover both places in one go ., if you will go little early . 6:00 pm is the closing time ..

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