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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

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Address: Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai (Bombay) 400001, India
Phone Number: 22-22665139
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When one see in images cant believe such a beautiful library is in Mumbai!

Awesome white building, mostly shown in the bollywood movies as the Court! Good place to click a couple of photographs out there :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome white building, mostly shown in the bollywood movies as the Court! Good place to click a couple of photographs out there :)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

One of the best knowledge bank in Mumbai with great collection of antiques books. Very old & beautiful building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Town hall (more popularly known as asiatic library) is located near fort (behind horniman circle). it is a colonial building and very popular with city's photographers for various shoots including fun wedding related shoots etc. the entire area is quite nice to visit (especially during rains)..on a rainy day - enjoy a nice stroll, click some crazy pictures and end... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

The Asiatic library is one of many old buildings in the area. The building itself, if cared for better would be a good thing. The library and the building are now a shadow of their past glory. Parking is difficult in the area if you're visiting by car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

A collection of 800,000 antique volumes. One of them is a priceless first edition copy of Dante's 'Inferno.' the most regal and elegant of Mumbai's heritage buildings. It houses the Asiatic Society, when you visit pop over the road to the Horniman Circle Gardens... its beautiful .. huge structure ..victorian architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Town Hall is perhaps the most regal and elegant of Mumbai's heritage buildings. It houses the Asiatic Society, a library with a collection of 800,000 antique volumes. One of them is a priceless first edition copy of Dante's 'Inferno.' There is also an impressive numismatic collection of over 1,000 ancient coins and a rare gold mohur belonging to the Mughal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

A lovely impressive entrance setoff with the steps and Greek style columns. Unfortunately as at 13/1/16 the library is temporarily shut so there's not a lot to see. My Tip: If the library's still shut when you visit pop over the road to the Horniman Circle Gardens.

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Navi Mumbai (New Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

grabbing the memebership of this library aint an easy task but this is a monument to visit on the P dmello road .. its beautiful .. huge structure ..victorian architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A nice building to have in South Mumbai- used in most movies as the "stairs outside the courts". Opposite to Horniman Circle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is an old relic of the British Raj.With the availability of any kind of information on the net, the library has been rendered not that useful.In fact, this building has been shot in countless Indian movies for the beautiful backdrop it provides.

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