The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai has been renamed as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. The museum was set up in the beginning of the 20th century to honor the visit of King George V's to India, while he was still the Prince of Wales. Built by George Wittet the museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai at a stone's throw distance from the Gateway of India.
The Prince of Wales Museum or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu
Sangrahalaya has an architecture exhibiting Indo-Saracenic style with an
imposing white dome adding to its grandeur. As one of the best museums
in India, the Prince of Wales Museum has three main sections: Art,
Archaeology and Natural History. You can witness some of the rarest and
ancient exhibits of Indian history and many interesting artifacts from
The Prince of Wales Museum has also some finest collections featuring
ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BC and also the
relics from the Gupta and Maurya Periods. It is also home to some
priceless Tibetan and Nepali Art. Those interested in Buddhism would
love an entire gallery that is devoted to Buddhist tankha scrolls. The
museum houses another gallery on Tibetan bronzes. If intricate paintings
interest you then you may marvel the collection of over 2000 miniature
paintings from the various art schools of India. The Museum is open to
the public from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.30 am and 6 pm.