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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai 400001, India
+91 22 2266 5139
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Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai 400001, India
Fort/Kala Ghoda
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"ancient manuscripts"
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"beautiful building"
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"coins"
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"newspaper"
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"heritage"
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"bombay"
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"periodicals"
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"monument"
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

What a beautiful building; not sure about the renovation/conservation but anyway Mumbaikers are blessed to have such a building especially opposite a beautiful garden. Compared to the new capitals of the world that only have concrete!

Thank Hooray H
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

The actual library that can be visited is quite small and there were very few books in the cabinets. The books were quite outdated (there was a book on Yahoo!). There were a few older Indian men in the library reading newspapers though. The stairs...More

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Reviewed July 27, 2017

This iconic Town Hall is a must visit place for all the visitors. Presently the spectacular steps of the Town Hall is under repairs. Its treasures of books and periodicals , ancient manuscripts, painted foils, coins, artifacts , maps and prints.

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Excellent building in the heritage precinct of Bombay - has a decent collection of books and is well maintained.

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

One of the monuments of Mumbai. It is very crowded in the day like the other places but peaceful in the night. Its an excellent place for a photo opportunity with its greek columns. Go in the night when there is less crowds and the...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2016

located in the fort area, its one of the most famous libraries in Mumbai area. It has got pretty huge collection of old books and manuscripts . It can be considered as paradise for book lovers only sore point is that it remains closed on...More

Thank Nikhil P
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

More than 3000 manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Urdu and Persian along with priceless numismatic collection of 11829 coins add to the exceptional collection of the library. Presently known as the Asiatic Society of Bombay, this learned group was formed with the intention of promoting Asian...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

- This place is actually familiar to most of them, who watch Bollywood movies. This is seen in most of the Hindi Films like Jaane tu ya Jaane Na - This place consists one of the oldest books and editions in the history - This...More

1  Thank lynettejoeld
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is actually a very large library which hosts a lot of old books, manuscripts and journals. One tends to see a lot people on the iconic stairs. This has become a historical landmark of Mumbai. The building is an old one and preserved as...More

Thank Aartichand
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Reviewed June 30, 2016

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

1  Thank Pankaj0207
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Fort/Kala Ghoda
Undeniably among the most historic neighborhoods, Fort
binds the entire city together. Those wanting to learn
more about the roots of Mumbai will have a treat
picking up cues here. From Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus (CST) (Mumbai’s most recognised railway
station) to the famed Town Hall and some of the oldest
bazaars, Fort reflects Mumbai’s rich past in ways that
few neighborhoods do. Popular for its family-run Parsi
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