Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
4.5
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • rlcran
    Los Angeles, California9 contributions
    Nice introduction to India, beautiful surroundings
    We loved this museum! The grounds and building are beautiful, same Indo-Sacracenic architectural design by George Wittet, it's celebrating it's centenary. It has an overview of history of India and cultural customs, art, textiles and natural history. A nice introduction to India that isn't overwhelming. We spent four hours and saw everything.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 31 December 2022
  • mallikajamy
    India43 contributions
    A memorable day at the museum
    Art has the power to transform to illuminate, to educate, to inspire and motivate. A family day out at the Museum, my last visit was when I was in school and the same with my husband. Taking our kids to the museum made us feel like kids again, except we both were running in different directions with two kids. We started with the Children museum to build that excitement to ignite their interest in other sections later. Very well described as to which animal/bird is getting extinct, already extinct etc. I learned a lot in this part of the museum. Next was the main lobby and then upstairs. The paintings, old Mumbai pictures. Skipped a few with kids not interested. The textile section was worth the visit. It's a spiral step that takes you to the higher floor. Very well displayed and described. Then the coins and jewellery and a new addition the Indian independence struggle keeping in mind the Woman of India. My elder son enjoyed the Mummy section while i entertained the younger one in the museum shop. Very well managed with security taking care of art and kids getting lost. Infant rooms are available and very clean. The washroom was clean but it depends on the walk in for the day, it was stinking a bit. Overall it was a wonderful day and a memorable one.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Bati P
    Mission Viejo, California8 contributions
    Super museum
    I would give it one more star, but it allowed school groups. A field trip is only as good as a student learns from it. They were the worst bunch of kids and I had to ask to throw them out of the room as they were loud and obnoxious. The paintings and the display were absolutely amazing!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Angela C
    London, United Kingdom278 contributions
    Gorgeous Museum
    Wonderful museum filled with gorgeous art and learned so much about the history of India. Really enjoyed the coin collection, but also enjoyed the architecture of the museum as well. Just a heads up - the building does not have air con in case you were looking for a respite from the Mumbai heat.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 1 February 2023
  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,824 contributions
    Lovely collections
    The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum houses very nice collections, but now as large as I would expect from the country’s population size. I was told that the majority of India’s ancient relics and buildings have not been preserved for future generations to view. That said, I did enjoy seeing the pieces in this museum. Well worth a two hour visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 March 2023
  • keith h
    Chesham, United Kingdom1,027 contributions
    Excellent Museum.
    Very Impressive exterior , unfortunately , like many of Mumbai's historic structures , partially under repair. Great for the eventual result but frustrating if you want a ' photo without scaffolding in it. Pleasant gardens to the front with some sculptures. The ticket booth is to your left as you enter the main gates. On entering the museum you will find yourself in a beautiful circular , galleried area with exhibition galleries leading off & a staircase to the upper floors. No a/c but some ancient metal fans on stands belt out at a powerful rate. There was a fabric exhibition on at the time of my visit which was very worthwhile & interesting. There is a children's museum & galleries of coins , jewellery , Temple carvings , Himalayan artefacts & much more. Also a gallery of collectables from across the world. I only spent a couple of hours here , having visited in the past but twice as long is probably needed. However , I doubt my concentration would extend that long so maybe 2 visits would be better.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK734 contributions
Nov 2022
I nearly missed added a review for this as I was looking under the old name of Prince of Wales museum and hadn't realised they'd changed it. No matter, I certainly would recommend visiting here. It is often overlooked but is, I think, a hidden gem, of this vast city.
There are a wide range of different exhibits to browse at your leisure, from ancient temple carvings to textiles to homewares, hunting artefacts and everythng in between. A nice mix of things rather than other museums that can be quite specific. I especially liked the intricately carved weapon handles and hunting flasks and to see them close up. You can take photos as you go, no restrictions.
Can certainly spend a few hours here as you discover further side rooms down little passages and the gardens are also stunningly well kept. Good toilets too!
Written 7 June 2023
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VISHWAS K
30 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
The museum is heart on wonderfully blessed day as a person to talk to you later today or not I will be late today I was just 21st birthday party is tomorrow and I'll see u in the car and the other day I was 21st birthday dear 2 3 I have no clue what to say I was like what I want
Written 29 May 2023
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Tony D
6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Time well spent. Great artefacts and the natural history part was really good. Went midweek so wasn’t too crowded.
Location very accessible.
Written 19 April 2023
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keith h
Chesham, UK1,027 contributions
Mar 2023
Very Impressive exterior , unfortunately , like many of Mumbai's historic structures , partially under repair. Great for the eventual result but frustrating if you want a ' photo without scaffolding in it.
Pleasant gardens to the front with some sculptures. The ticket booth is to your left as you enter the main gates.
On entering the museum you will find yourself in a beautiful circular , galleried area with exhibition galleries leading off & a staircase to the upper floors.
No a/c but some ancient metal fans on stands belt out at a powerful rate.
There was a fabric exhibition on at the time of my visit which was very worthwhile & interesting.
There is a children's museum & galleries of coins , jewellery , Temple carvings , Himalayan artefacts & much more.
Also a gallery of collectables from across the world.
I only spent a couple of hours here , having visited in the past but twice as long is probably needed. However , I doubt my concentration would extend that long so maybe 2 visits would be better.
Written 10 April 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Arnav Gupta
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
First of all hats off to the ministry of culture who has adopted many practices like the ones they do in Europe and USA. These include-

Having an audiobook tour with numbers so that one can put their number on a (Walkman kind of) device and get to know about the statue who made it where was it discovered and all. One has many options and I got the whole tour for 150 rupees (1.7 USD) for Indians. This includes an entry to the museum and an audiobook tour. I would recommend going on a Monday Wednesday of Friday as there is a tour guide on those days who give you a tour for free!

Having police security-

I have seen many people in museums earlier who touch open statues and do things like fiddling that can even damage the statue. They have police or security guards in every gallery who ensure that one can enjoy history while preserving it.

The museum was awesome and very value for money. There was very little crowd with 6-7 people at max in one gallery (The most populated one) There are some very underrated galleries I recommend.

1. Textile- Very good one with proper vibes and gives really good vibes.

2. Himalaya- The entry has a really big and elegant statue. It shows Ladakhi and Tibets culture in a very organised manner such as paintings etc.
Written 28 March 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,824 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum houses very nice collections, but now as large as I would expect from the country’s population size. I was told that the majority of India’s ancient relics and buildings have not been preserved for future generations to view. That said, I did enjoy seeing the pieces in this museum. Well worth a two hour visit.
Written 17 March 2023
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Muthoni K
46 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
This has to be one of the most fulfilling museum I have ever gone to.I loved it the art , the currency, the fabric ,the woman appreciation section, the religious bit , the sculptures I can go on and on .One needs like a 5 hours there .I learnt alot and I appreciate Indian culture and the work done to preserve the history. This should be a must visit if in mumbai .
Written 4 February 2023
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Angela C
London, UK278 contributions
Nov 2022
Wonderful museum filled with gorgeous art and learned so much about the history of India. Really enjoyed the coin collection, but also enjoyed the architecture of the museum as well. Just a heads up - the building does not have air con in case you were looking for a respite from the Mumbai heat.
Written 1 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bati P
Mission Viejo, CA8 contributions
Jan 2023
I would give it one more star, but it allowed school groups. A field trip is only as good as a student learns from it. They were the worst bunch of kids and I had to ask to throw them out of the room as they were loud and obnoxious. The paintings and the display were absolutely amazing!
Written 31 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mallikajamy
India43 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Art has the power to transform to illuminate, to educate, to inspire and motivate.
A family day out at the Museum, my last visit was when I was in school and the same with my husband. Taking our kids to the museum made us feel like kids again, except we both were running in different directions with two kids.
We started with the Children museum to build that excitement to ignite their interest in other sections later.
Very well described as to which animal/bird is getting extinct, already extinct etc.
I learned a lot in this part of the museum. Next was the main lobby and then upstairs. The paintings, old Mumbai pictures. Skipped a few with kids not interested. The textile section was worth the visit. It's a spiral step that takes you to the higher floor. Very well displayed and described.
Then the coins and jewellery and a new addition the Indian independence struggle keeping in mind the Woman of India.
My elder son enjoyed the Mummy section while i entertained the younger one in the museum shop.
Very well managed with security taking care of art and kids getting lost.
Infant rooms are available and very clean.
The washroom was clean but it depends on the walk in for the day, it was stinking a bit.
Overall it was a wonderful day and a memorable one.
Written 31 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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