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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.

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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. Read more
159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023 Maharashtra, India.
Email: csmvsmumbai@gmail.com
Visiting Hours: 10:15 am to 6:00 pm.

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

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
Email: info@gandhi-manibhavan.org
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

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Officially known as Victoria & Albert 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               

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

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

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  

Acworth Leprosy Museum
This hospital serves as the voice of millions of leprosy sufferers turned away by society while also recognising the work of doctors and social activists.

Address: Acworth Leprosy Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400031, India
Phone: +91 22 414759
Fax +91 224140355
Email: acworthleprosyrre@yahoo.co.in
Website: https://www.theacworthleprosymuseum.org/

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA)
NGMA boasts of having exhibited the works of some of the greatest names in the arts: Pablo Picasso, M.F. Hussain, Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy and many others.

Address: National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall
M.G. Road, Mumbai - 400 032
Phone : 022 - 22881969/70
Telefax: 022 - 22852457
Website: https://ngmaindia.gov.in/ngma_mumbai.asp

East Indian Museum
You can see life-size mannequins that depict their traditional clothing, customs and lifestyle. You can see folklore and see their artefacts such as earthen pots, straw baskets, musical instruments and more.

B.E.S.T Museum
Here, you'll learn everything there is to know about the public transport system and how it evolved over the years. Hop on for an enjoyable ride and get off at the Anik bus depot, off Wadala and you can also see old bus tickets, black-and-white photographs of vintage buses, maps of routes, miniature buses, displays of badges worn by bus conductors and other memorabilia.

Shri Yogendra Museum of Classical Yoga
Through a variety of displays and placards, you'll learn about the history of yoga, see sections dedicated to Patanjali's sutras and really understand the often misunderstood practise of tantra yoga. 
Address: Shri Yogendra Marg, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz East, Mumbai – 400055 India   
Phone: +91-22-26110506 | +91-22-26103568
E mail: info@theyogainstitute.org

Archdiocesan Heritage Museum
You will witnesss ancient Christian relics, chalices that bear intricate designs crosses embroidered in cloth or crafted out of wood, a lifelike model of Jesus Christ and other religious artefacts. A timeline also showcases the history of the Church in India against the backdrop of various national events.

Address: 21, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Mumbai 400 001
Tel: 022 2202 1093 | 022 22021193 | 022 22021293
Email: diocesebombay@gmail.com
Monday to Friday : 09:00 am to 01:00 pm; 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Saturday : 09:00 am to 01:00 pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Website: https://ngmaindia.gov.in/ngma_mumbai.asp

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