About Mumbai Museum:
Mumbai has a rich history and an opulent heritage to boast of. The city has been witness to gruesome battles, political milieu and heroic acts. All of them have left an indelible their mark on the past, present and future of the ‘City of Dreams’. Museums portray the art and cultural heritage of any place, through rare specimens of artistic sculptures, paintings, relics and artifacts. Mumbai, being the hub of commercial activities in Maharashtra, has always got the attention. Whether it is its own inhabitants or visitors, the City of Dreams has always allured people with its interesting facets. The museums in Bombay can be said one of its facet. Apart from displaying the art, these museums also provide considerable information with reference to pertinent studies. Serving as a repository of this rich legacy of Bombay are its numerous museums, where the time seems to have just stopped.Mumbai has a history that weaves in the whole of India into its rich repository of museums. These museums are testimony to the rich art, cultural history of Mumbai. You can visit these museums and get a barrage of information that you would love to have. Among a long list of museums there are some museums that you cannot give a miss. If you are a Nature lover and passionate about knowing Natural history then you would love visiting the Bombay Natural History Society. It provides observations on natural history and exhibits interesting specimens having a good collection of beetles, butterflies and embalmed reptiles. If you are interested you can become a temporary member of the Society for the duration of your stay in Mumbai. They provide the perfect window from where you can peek into the earlier times, when the city was completely different from what it is today. Those interested in nature, need not worry. There is the Bombay Natural History Society, where one can see specimens of numerous insects and reptiles. Given below is information on the major museums in the Mumbai city of India.
Victoria & Albert Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai built in 1872. Now renamed as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, this is the place where you could find great many archaeological relics, maps and photographs that relate directly to Mumbai’s history. The museum is a rich repository of some the most valuable articles relating to Industrial and Agricultural interest. Read More>>
Prince of Wales Museum realizes the memories of British rule in India.The dome of the museum gives reflection of the combination Indian and English style. The dome has been modelled after the dome of the Gol Gumbaz in Bizapur. Prince of Wales museum was designed by George Witter. The foundation was laid in 1905 by the visiting Prince of Wales. The building was completed in 1914 and during World War Ist It was converted into a Military Hospital. Read More>>
Nehru Planetarium is housed in an astounding cylindrical shaped building that also features art gallery, restaurant, library, cultural center and a 14-gallery exhibit called Discovery of India. Designed by India’s finest architect J.M. Kadri, the Nehru Planetarium is located 8 kms from the city center. Nehru Planetarium is the sole astronomical center that has concert cum movie auditorium. A favorite jaunt for all those fascinated with astronomy and cosmos Nehru Planetarium unfolds the mysteries of the outer space. Read More>>
Apart from its traditional art schools, India also has a contemporary art lineage that began in the early fifties. While pioneers like MF Hussain and FN Souza spearheaded this modern art movement, Mumbai was the cradle of these brave new aesthetes. Today, contemporary Indian art is known the world over and can be viewed at the National Gallery of Modern Art bang opposite the Prince of Wales Museum. Read More>>
Mani Bhavan is a veritable memoir of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. It is located at Laburnam Road in Mumbai, near Nana Chowk of Gamdevi. Also known as Gandhi Museum, Mani Bhavan served as the residence of the great freedom fighter of India between 1917 and 1934. Infact, Mahatma Gandhi started various struggle movements like Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat while residing here. Read More>>
Established in 1883, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is known to be one amongst the largest non-governmental organizations in India. Since its inception, it has been working whole-heartedly for the conservation of nature and natural resources, education and research in natural history. It instigates discussions and observations on natural history in its forum. BNHS also showcases an interesting collection of specimens from natural world in its museum, called Bombay Natural History Museum. Read More>>