"Prince of Wales Museum" Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj - Ex Prince of Wales Museum Tip by ashishashar


Barely a stone's throw from the Gateway of India is the Prince of Wales Museum, a magnificent, but somewhat strange structure, built in a confluence of Gothic and Moorish styles, and crowned by a sparkling white dome. It boasts a good collection of ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BC, plus some priceless Tibetan and Nepali Art. There is an entire gallery devoted to Buddhist tankha scrolls and another to Tibetan bronzes, but the chief attraction here is the collection of over 2000 miniature paintings from the various art schools of India. Next to the Museum is the Bombay Natural History Society, which has an extensive collection of local flora and fauna.

Address: 159/61 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai,
Phone: +91 22 2284 4484
Website: http://csmvs.in

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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