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Indian Museum Ship (Vikrant)

Mumbai

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Indian Museum Ship (Vikrant) Overview

Ranked 38 of 769 sightseeing in Mumbai
The ex-aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant has been converted into a floating museum and is known as Indian Museum Ship (Vikrant). Docked near Gateway of India, this museum was opened to the public during the Navy Week celebrations in 2012 December.
Though the prime objective of the museum is to highlight the role of this war ship as the pioneer of naval aviation in India, the Navy also intends to include all the facets of naval activities so that the general public gets to understand more about them. Various aspects of specialised naval activities like diving, rescue operations, and missile launching are included in the displays other than armaments, naval uniforms and other artefacts.
The museum has a special section dedicated to the various naval operations during the war in 1971 and the role of INS Vikrant in achieving victory.
Easily accessible, Indian Museum Ship (Vikrant) is a 5 min ride from Gateway of India. Ferries are available from the dockyard to the museum. One can also spend some time at the Gateway of India or take another ferry to the Elephanta Caves after visiting the museum.
The best time to visit with the whole family is during the Navy Week, organised in December.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Bharani Jaga

Bharani Jaga4.6/5

1 review

Must visit to see the art works

Actually this was the war ship which was converted to museum on 2012 during the navy celebrations. This was a British aircraft carrier which was later purchased by the Indian govt for in participation of war with Pakistan. Now this stand here in Mumbai proudly as a witness to that war victory. Here there are no war planes on the deck but one can experience the time pass on those days by stepping on board. There will be statue of men of plastic model to illustrate how they work, sleep, relax, and the technical work. This is the must visit place during the trip to Mumbai so don't miss this especially with kids. The entrance ticket just not so much ie; only 40/- each and one can spend 2hr inside the ship joyfully.

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Shrip y puranik

Shrip y puranik5.0/5

10 reviews

Huge and historical

Since my elder brother is a senior Naval officer,I had seen many warships including this historical "Big boss of Indian warships" Advice to all to : make it mandatory to see this at least once in lifeto get its idea

Shivam Gupta

Shivam Gupta3.9/5

127 reviews

Worth a Visit

It is a very massive aircraft carrier and the feel you get when you are on it is something that can't be defined. It is open on weekends only.