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“Unknown jewel ”

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Ranked #59 of 494 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

To my fellow Indians, who have only ever visited mumbai to shop, have dinner and a token visit to the 'Gateway of India' ...... just so you don't feel bad with all the retail therapy. Please please visit this Museum and make sure you take the tour. It shows the wonderful arts and culture of india across the ages...... if for no other reason than to marvel at the beautiful building itself and at modern india that is respectful of the past and spending money restoring these old and precious sites ......

Thank Nitin P
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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.

Thank D J
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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.

Thank TheWorldDigested
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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.

1  Thank Sandeep M
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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.

Thank Harry D
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