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The Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai

Location 159-161, M.G. Road Fort Mumbai - 400023
How to reach Get a cab, auto or board a bus
Specialty Art, Archeology and Natural History
Time Tuesday to Sunday between 10.30 am and 6 pm

The Prince of Wales Museum MumbaiThe 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 foreign countries.

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.