Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai: Hours, Address, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Sourav_KS
Pune, India22 contributions
Informative and Time Worth Spent
Nov 2021
Earlier known as "Prince of Wales Museum", building itself is a heritage building.
Good and unique artefacts on display and very informative particularly the Natural History section.
A proper visit can consume 2-3 hours and the museum closes at 5.00 PM, so folks can plan accordingly.

Recommended for all age groups.

People are allowed to click photos for which they have to buy an additional ticket and they will give you a wrist band to display.
Written 22 November 2021
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KhanOmar67
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
Worthy of a visit
Oct 2021
The place is vivid and has an old world charm to it. The heritage artefacts are well preserved and presents itself in full aura of the Indian past.
Its a must visit when in Bombay.
Written 15 November 2021
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Wen-D K
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin295 contributions
Stunning museum
Jan 2020 • Couples
Formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, this is a beautiful building with an amazing collection of art and artifacts. I only wish we had had more time to visit!
Written 17 July 2020
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Jayan
Kottayam, India74 contributions
Interesting place
Mar 2020
Even if you are not interested in history, you will be trapped here once entered. Well arranged museum displays a lot of ancient history items, stuffed animals, birds etc will steal your mind. The building itself is a wonderful creation. One day required to cover every parts in detail. A twenty minute video 'Mumbai experience' in Marathi and English can be watched by paying additional fee (Now Rs.50/head) at the entrance itself. For camera another Rs.50 to be paid. You have to keep your luggage except ladies hand bag in the entrance counter. A food stall available immediately inside the gate. Rates are moderate. Wash room available near the entrance and inside the museum building also. Drinking water facility also provided.
Written 8 May 2020
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MWandAW
North Sydney, Australia3,592 contributions
If History Museums rock your boat
Mar 2020
My wife and I walked to the Museum from our hotel, using the hotel map. It was a flat walk and easy to do, especially after we learnt how to cross roads in India. We happily paid the foreigners visitors entry fee at the ticket office, just to the left inside the main gate (near the shop and cafe) and received our passes. We did not take an Audio Guide, as we like to view what we are interested in. We also like to take all the time we need to view the exhibits and we didn't hurry. We enjoyed viewing the gardens outside the exhibition building, especially the statues. We didn't pay extra to take photos inside and put our cameras away. We started by climbing to the top floor and found that on each floor, there is a corridor to an annex where there are more things to see. It is way easier to start at the top and walk down. The Art, Archaeology and Natural History exhibitions include some of the oldest artifacts that I have ever seen. Some pottery pieces over 4,000 years old. We loved the Japanese and Chinese artifacts in the glass cases and my wife really liked the sari and textile collections, in another section of the museum. The museum isn't modern and doesn't have any of the full room audio visual displays of prehistoric animals wandering through the undergrowth, like you see in other international venues. It does have however, have real exhibits, not make-believe ones. We spent around two and a half hours in the museum and a further 30 minutes in the shop buying souvenirs of our visit, including a Hindu statue and some nicely packed Indian tea varieties. A visit to this Museum is highly recommended.
Written 25 March 2020
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Brian T
Peterborough, UK220 contributions
Interesting to visit
Feb 2020
This really is a place to visit if it holds an interest for you. Whilst it has some amazing artifacts and historical descriptions of the pieces it is well worth taking the audio guide, although at times it was not easy to follow. We found the Chineses and Japanese rooms of particular interest but like all museums it is what suits your personal interest. The museum was clean and well laid out with separate rooms dividing the exhibits. We have one critism of our visit, the washrooms were inadequately supplied, at the time absolutely no running water for hand washing so make sure you carry sufficient hand sterilising gel.
Written 20 March 2020
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,036 contributions
Fine if you have time
Feb 2020
They have a large collection of miniature paintings and some ancient Indian sculptures.You could see the majority of the collection in an hour or two at the most. We really didn't think this was a special museum.
Written 9 March 2020
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francoise5
Jerusalem, Israel201 contributions
A must
Feb 2020
A must visit in Mumbai. Great Museum showcasing piece of Indian art , religious habits and customs. Great lawns at the entrance.
Written 29 February 2020
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Shreya Sharma
Kolkata (Calcutta), India286 contributions
Great place to visit
Feb 2020
The palace is a great place to visit which is extremely good in the scenic views along with nice memorizable experience.
Written 28 February 2020
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Vinod S
17 contributions
Broad collection of Indian art with good audio assistance
Feb 2020
A broad collection of Indian art with good audio assistance and signs. Some foreign art and artefacts too. Probably too much to take in without a long break so stretch your legs in the garde an chill out in the cafe during a break.
Written 25 February 2020
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