Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Musuem located inside Rani Bagh or Jijamata Udyan is one of Mumbai’s prized and oldest structure. Ealier it was known as Victoria and Albert Museum which was built in 1872. One can find a rare collection of great number of archaeological findings, photographs, maps, historical artifacts and relics.

Dr. Ramkrishna Vitthal Lad, also known as Dr. Bhau planned the construction of the museum in 1855. The museum is presently known as ‘Dr. BhauDaji Lad Museum’ for his dedication to the museum.

Details about Bhau Daji Lad Museum

The construction of the museum is inspired by the Greco-Roman style of architecture. The arches, the heavy glass cases and the high painted ceilings are the designs of an expert. The museum is adorned with gold ornamentations on the corners of the walls, railings and ceilings. It has blue-painted pillars.
You can find over 4000 manuscripts and reference books inside the museum. There are clay models, costumes, beautifully shaped silver and copper, photographs of ancient Bombay (Mumbai), testimonials that belonged to the colonial past, bronze sculptures, weapons, ivories, fossils, and decorative metal ware.

Other artifacts include pottery, paintings, coins and the ancient relics. The Museum also showcases international exhibitions and contemporary artists of other museums and cultural institutions from around the world.
TIMINGS 10:00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Closed - Wednesday.

ADDRESS - Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug), 91/A, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East Mumbai 400027 India

Contact: +91 22 23731234
For school and other group bookings contact: education@bdlmuseum.org or +91 22 2372 1234
Indian Nationals Adult 13 and above –Rs. 10/-

Child 6 to 12 years – Rs. 5/-

Infant, 5 and below - Free

Student, under 12 (with school groups or valid ID) – Rs. 2/-

Student, 13 and above (with school/college groups or valid ID) – Rs. 5/-

International Citizens Adult 13 and above - Rs. 100/-

Child 6 to 12 years - Rs. 50/-

Student (valid ID) – Rs. 30/-

Infant, 5 and below – Free
By Bus
Towards Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug)
1, 3, 5, 6 Ltd, 7 Ltd, 8 Ltd, 9, 11 Ltd, 15, 18, 19 Ltd, 21 Ltd, 22 Ltd, 25 Ltd, 50, 51, 64, 67, 69, 126, 134, 168, 50 Ltd.

By Train
Central Line - Byculla (East) Station, 2 mins walk

Western Line -
Mahalaxmi Station, 10 mins by taxi via Jacob Circle

Harbour Line - Reay Road, 5 mins by taxi, 10 min walk.
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