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Prince Of Wales Museum

Mumbai

14.7/5(25 Ratings)

Prince Of Wales Museum Overview

Ranked 12 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai

Prince of Wales Museum, now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, was found in the early 20th century to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. Built in 1905 to 1915, this museum served as a Children's Welfare Centre and a Military Hospital during the First World War. In 1922 however, it was transformed into Prince of Wales Museum and was inaugurated by Lady Lloyd.

It was in 1990s that the museum was renamed after the founder of Maratha Empire, Shivaji. Spread across an area of 12,000 sq. m, this museum is ringed by palm trees and flower beds. Inside the museum are approximately 50,000 artefacts like sculptures, coins and more, displayed in separate sections including Art section, Archaeological section, Natural History section and new galleries.

Tourists can reach the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya by boarding trains or buses or by hiring taxis or autos.

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  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Website:
www.bombaymuseum.org
Phone:
+91-22-284-4484
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Ashutosh Singh5.0/5

18 reviews

Prince of Wales Museum

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum formerly called as Prince of Wales Museum is Mumbai's biggest and most preeminent cultural site. It was built in 1914 and opened in 1922. This museum was designed by Scottish architect George Wittet in the 19th century under British colonial rule. It has vast collection of Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, Indian miniatures painting and decorative artifacts from most powerful empires. Located in the heart of the city, it's a must visit place for architecture lovers.

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Sandesh Bhivande5.0/5

95 reviews

Must visit to know history

excellent check in process. good Baggage counter. Cleanliness upto international standards. Very informative. Specially taxi durmy of animal section on ground floor is very much exciting for all age people. must visit to know history. Senior citizens please carry id proof to get INR 20 discount on ticket price.You should reserve 3-4 hours to watch peacefully.

Natasha Gomes5.0/5

11 reviews

3 words - knowledge, exciting and adventures

The visit to the museum is something I can't get enough of the art pieces are so well bifurcated that you can choose which ones you would like to visit. The sections made up during summer vacation for kids is something no one should miss The interaction and painting games for kids really make knowledge with fun a best time. Apart from this time to time the museum comes with exhibitions of renowned artists and some really good shows which makes once visit worth the time. Really love to be there when ever there are some new events put up.

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Anjali Ganeshan3.9/5

2 reviews

Wonderful experience visiting this art museum

its a wonderful experience to visit this art museum..antique art pieces, nice ly maintained museum at the nominal entry fee..definitely you would not like to miss it..recommended..

Rahul Koshe4.3/5

3 reviews

Worth the visit

its a wonderful museum in mumbai, opp jahangir art gallery, very good learning place for kids..they just love it..state of the art collection will not disappoint you..worth a trip with kids..recommended..

Pravin Ghule4.3/5

22 reviews

Explore the art

prince of wales museum is treat to art loving people. take a 3 -4 hour time of a spectacular journey of well preserved art material of historical perspective.

Winston Dsouza4.6/5

5 reviews

See unique things

its way of presenting objects are just awesome..... i saw the whole armour of tippu sultan.... and of shivaji maharaj ..... and also the old copper coins ...well secured with cc cameras ...

Bhavesh Jain5.0/5

5 reviews

A great place to visit with family

the place is so good the place from inner side is very good. people enjoy there. with there family members.the hotel is so good and grand. the comfort level is also great. i suggest all people to go there.

Ashok nath tiwari3.9/5

11 reviews

Good show of Indian heritage

Excellent review of historical and Indian heritage can be seen here.

Nittin Mittal3.9/5

139 reviews

Place for art lovers

Good place for art lovers where you can see old architectures and paintings. The complete tour takes around 2 hours if you read about all the architecture. Its beautifully explained. They also provide with an audio device which has a very poor quality of audio and outdated. So basically its of no use..!!

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