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“New life for the forgotten Museum”

Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Ranked #45 of 523 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very well maintained after a decade of renovations. Good presentation of artifacts and a free guided tour over weekend is a plus. Since it is in the Byculla Zoo compound so there is no excuse of not visiting. The museum is small and takes about an hour for a detailed tour. Although we didn't see but audio guide signs were there which can be used for an informed visit. Access wise also it is quite centrally located with many Best Buses stopping at the museum / zoo gate.

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"byculla zoo"
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"clay models"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
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"arts and crafts"
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"archaeological finds"
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"historical photographs"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"elephant statue"
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"zoo premises"
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"marble statues"
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"barren land"
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"ethnic groups"
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"culture and traditions"
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"exhibition hall"
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"interesting items"
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"there is no air conditioning"
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"treasure house"
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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.

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