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“Vintage History ...”

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Ranked #62 of 495 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“Vintage History ...”
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This museum has a large number of archaeological finds, maps, old photographs of Mumbai, clay models, silver and copper ware and costumes. Good insight for kids to know Mumbai with its vintage history. Ticket charge for a single adult and kid was Rs.15/- Situated in Byculla East (within the Jijamata or Rani Baug zoo premises), at the moment the main gate is closed due to some repairs please use the back gate.

Visited December 2016
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“Excellent overview of Indian artisan crafts”
Reviewed 25 December 2016

No one goes here, so you can wander around tranquilly (and that's in Mumbai!) in a lovely building. The array of Indian artisan craftsmanship is stunning. There are also good English descriptions provided. The figures of ethnic Indians upstairs at the first glance appear tacky, but are in fact quite interesting and well-done on closer inspection. Each face and dressing is rendered uniquely.

Visited December 2016
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“Good art museum within a not so good zoo”
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Due to renovation work in the nearby zoo, the main gates of this museum are closed, and the only way to reach it is through the Mumbai Zoo. The museum has a good collection of various artwork made from different materials, from metal to coconut.

Visited December 2016
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“A wonderful Victorian museum ”
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is located inside the grounds of a slightly tired and crumbling zoo. To get to it you need to walk through the zoo, entering from the main gate halfway along the North side of the complex (on E.S Patanwala Marg road). There is no entry from the West gate, despite it being closest to the museum on Google maps. Whilst there is a fee to enter the zoo, you don't have to pay this if you’re just going for the museum, so just tell the guard and they'll let you through. Turn right at the first chance and keep walking, it'll appear eventually.

It's 100R entry for foreigners, and well worth it if you like fine craftsmanship and a dose of nostalgia. The museum is something of time capsule from the Victorian era, with artifacts dotted around in wood and glass cases. It exhibits a superb range of handmade art, carvings and decorative products sourced from all over India in the late 1800’s. The building is in good condition having been recently restored. Out the back is a small museum shop and cafe.

Visited December 2016
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“Nice museum”
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Bhau Daji Lad museum is the oldest museums in Mumbai. The best part is the beautiful interiors of the museum. Most of the artifacts are between the 19th and 20th century and show the life of Mumbai during this period. Fine collection of Ivory, brass and metal containers and weapons. Also on display is an armour weighing 19 Kg.

A hidden gem worth exploring in Mumbai.

Visited December 2016
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