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“Real treasure!”

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
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12 reviews
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“Real treasure!”
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Those of you who wish to see the cultural treasures of India must make it a point to visit this less known museum. I happened to go there not to see the museum but to visit the handicrafts exhibition being held on the premises. But was I glad I came there! It was a pleasure going through the well maintained museum with very interestingly displayed artifacts. All the arts and crafts of India through centuries are on show on the ground floor. The first floor has figurines showcasing Indian costumes, religions, armies, lifestyles and much more in a very attractive way. The place is specially meaningful for school kids for learning ancient Indian culture and traditions.

Visited January 2017
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Mumbai, India
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“New life for the forgotten Museum”
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.

Visited December 2016
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Level 3 Contributor
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7 attraction reviews
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“Unknown jewel ”
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 ......

Visited December 2016
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Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
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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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