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Prince of Wales Museum

Review of Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

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Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 770,
in Mumbai
Average Rating
6.5 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 10 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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10 traveller reviews for Prince of Wales Museum

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Ashutosh  Singh

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  • Ashutosh Singh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 112 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  9460 readers

"Prince of Wales Museum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2016
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 Bhivande

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  • Sandesh Bhivande
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  154 helpful votes
  •  443750 readers

"Must visit to know history"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 9, 2016
Excellent check-in process. Good Baggage counter. Cleanliness upto international standards. Very informative. Specially taxidermy 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.
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Natasha Gomes

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  • Natasha Gomes
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 8 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5336 readers

"3 words - knowledge, exciting and adventures"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 9, 2016
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 Ganeshan

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  • Anjali Ganeshan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2003 readers

"Wonderful experience visiting this art museum"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2015
It's a wonderful experience to visit this art museum, antique art pieces, nicely maintained museum at the nominal entry fee. Definitely you would not like to miss it and recommended.
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Rahul Koshe

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  • Rahul Koshe
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1820 readers

"Worth the visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
It's a wonderful museum in Mumbai, opp Jehangir 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 and recommended.
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About Prince of Wales Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: 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

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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