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“Small but stunning...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Small but stunning...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Bhau Daji Lad Museum is a small museum in comparison to what the size of a museum should be, but the information that you gather from this place is out of the world. This Museum is dedicated to the history of Mumbai and narrates a seamless story of Bombay, its past, about the people and everything. Weekly seminars are a big attraction of this place about topics that are generally over looked by the commoners... The museum looks awesome...

Visited April 2013
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“Old musuem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I was trying to visit British structures in Bombay, and this was one of those. It appears very few people come here. I was quiet impressed with the collections, though there were not much to look out for.

Visited July 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“A great revived museum.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Located in the close proximity of the Zoo at Byculla, this was a neglected monument for long. The renovation & restoration work has been great.
It is named after, if I am not mistaken, the first Indian doctor to pass out from the Grant Medical college & J.J. group of hospitals.
Definiely worth a visit to have a look at the colonial architecture of the building.

Visited April 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Museum consist of old mumbai photographs, models of people of different culture, etc.
Close to Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan (Mumbai Zoo).

Visited October 2012
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“The first and best museum of Mumbai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Unexpectedly, its not as well known as one would suppose considering how lovely the museum is. Restored with the support of INTACH in recent times, the stunning, lavish and gilded interiors of the colonial bungalow in which the museum is housed is worth the visit (entrance for Indians: Rs.10/-; Hours: 10am to 6pm; Closed on Wed). The museum idea was conceived by Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to showcase the industrial art of the world of which he believed India to be the prime jewel. There is a beautiful white marble sculpture of him with the two muses that defined those times - science and art - in the central hall. The displayed artworks are exquisite and I loved the little descriptions of their history, origin and method that were thoughtfully given alongside. There are also two rooms where audio visuals on the history of the museum and of the city of mumbai are showcased. The upstairs hall is dedicated to a study of rural Indian scenes and Indian culture alongwith a history of the city and the founders of the museum.

If art is your thing keep a generous two hours to slowly saunter, read and enjoy the ambiance. The Byculla Zoo is just next to the museum and although it doesn't have too many animals right now, it also makes for a nice green space to walk around.

Visited July 2013
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