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"Art and History on show!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination CULTURE Tip by aadil

CULTURE, Mumbai: 7 reviews and 6 photos

  Art and History on show!!!
by aadil

Favorite thing: The Prince Of Wales Museum or Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastusanghralaya as it has been recently renamed after the famous Maratha warrior king Shivaji is built in the Indo-Saracenic style in honour of the then King George V's visit to India and built by George Wikket.

Entrance is Rs.10 for adults and the timings are from 1015 to 1800 hours everyday except Mondays when it is closed. Free audio guides in English, French and German are available for foreigners who have to pay a slightly higher entrance fee to see the museum. Photography and videography is allowed but you have to pay an extra Rs.30 for the permit.

It has three main sections: Art, Archeology and Natural History. It also houses a vast collection of Chinese jade pieces, Victorian Oil paintings and weaponry from the Mughal era.

A new wing of the museum called the Premchand Roychand Gallery was recently inaugurated and is now open for viewing from the 26th of November 2002.

Worth taking a peek into Indian Art and History!!!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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