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“Prince of Wales Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
159 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Mumbai (Bombay) 400023, India
+91 222844519
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Ranked #16 of 259 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Designed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this dome-topped museum with a blue and yellow stone facade, has art, architecture and natural history exhibits.
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“Prince of Wales Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Go with lot of time to spare. It is huge and has interesting collection of artefacts from the region. There are a lot of events also, you could check them on the museum's website : http://themuseummumbai.com/home.aspx

Visited October 2011
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“Audio Tour Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I had great expectations of the audio tour but alas it was just a terrible worthless experience, first of all the devices are very old & outdated, the recording quality is very poor, there are a very few stops i think about 40 only, & what to say of the staff they are not co-oprative at all so much for the foreign tourists to carry negative impression of the tour & last but not the least the entire excercise puts a big hole in your pocket ie it is really expensive.I must add here that if they do not improve the audio quality & the other things mentioned then we will lose out on such a wonderful place of history due to lack of proper application to improvise in termsof technology as well as other related things.

Visited August 2012
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“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I expected a much better display and interpretation of artifacts. It's apparent that in Mumbai, if it doesn't make money nobody is interested. I enjoyed my visit but the cafe and facilities were dreadful.

Visited September 2011
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“Glimpse into the Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

A variety of historically significant items on display, especially from the Maratha and Mughal empires. Something you would not expect to bumpinto in Mumbai. Absolutely worth a visit, if history is what interests you.

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“Great collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Taking a tour of this museum? Keep a minimum of 2 hours if you are in a rush - the whole day if you are not. The details are good to read. Rooms are being updated and modernized.

Visited September 2011
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