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Museums in Mumbai

Museums are treasure house of our cultural heritage. They help us to explore our roots, our history and also inspire us to endeavor for greatness. Mumbai, fortunately enough, is home to many wide varieties of museums which seek to teach us not just about rich history of our country, but also history of other great civilizations.

List of Famous Museums in Mumbai City

Prince of Wales Museum
Also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. This is the largest museum of Mumbai and is completely dedicated to ancient Indian history. It houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history.
159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Fort, Mumbai - 400023
Maharashtra, India.
Ph: +91.022.22844484 | 22844519
Fax: +91.022.22045430
Visiting Hours: 10:15 am to 6:00 pm.
Entrance fees:  Indian visitors above 12 years of age: Rs 60. Indian college students bearing identity card: Rs 25. Foreign & international tourists: Rs 300

Museums in Mumbai

Bombay Natural History Society
Houses thousands of collection of Birds & mammals; completely dedicated to nature
Hornbill House, Opp.Lion Gate,
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, 
Mumbai 400 001, Maharashtra, India
Phone no: (022) 2282 1811           
Fax: (022) 22837615

Mani Bhavan
This is a house where Mahatma Gandhi spent many years during India’s freedom struggle and today stands as one of the most visited museums of Mumbai.
19 Laburnum Road, Gamdevi,
Mumbai - 400 007 INDIA
Phone no: (022) 22 2380 5864
Fax: (022) 2380 6239
Timing: 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m

Taraporewala Aquarium
Not exactly an conventional museum but an aquarium and is the sole aquarium in Mumbai. Here you will get explore collection of exotic aquatic animals including more than 100 species of fishes & other aquatic animals.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Road, Near Charni Road Railway Station,
Post Police Gymkhana Club House, Marine Lines,
Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400002, India
Phone:  +91-22-22821239

Victoria & Albert Museum
Officially known as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. This museum showcases the rich ancient history of Mumbai with rich collection of rare photos and paintings. Besides, it is the oldest museum of Mumbai.
91 A, Rani Baug,
Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan,
Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg,
Byculla East,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027, India
Phone no: (022) 23731234, (022) 65560394
Entry fees: Indian citizens (above 18 years old): Rs 10, Foreign citizens: Rs 100
Timing: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm               

Ballard Bunder Gatehouse Navy Museum
A museum completely dedicated to India’s illustrious maritime and navy history.
Ballard Road, Ballard Estate, Mumbai

Reserve Bank Monetary Museum
Here you can explore the history of India’s monetary system; right from barter system to use of coins and to modern credit cards.
Monetary Museum, Amar Building,
Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Road, Mumbai
Phone no: (022) 2261-4043

Nehru Science Center
Better known as Nehru Planetarium, Nehru Science Center houses Discovery of India section which is home to many rich artifacts of ancient India. Discovery of India museum will help you in acquainting artistic, intellectual and philosophical achievements of India through ages and centuries.   
Dr. Annie Besant Road,
Worli, Mumbai - 400018, India
Phone no: (022) 2496 4676 – 80
Fax: (022) 2497 3827      

FD Alpaiwalla Museum    
Houses Iranian and Parsi artifacts. Helps you explore the history of Zoroastrianism.
Khareghat Memorial Hall, Khareghat Colony, NS Patkar Marg,
Opposite Post Office, Kemps Corner,
Cumballa Hill, Mumbai  
Phone no: (022) 23616586

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