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    Want to know about the museums in Mumbai

    Doing research work on museums of Mumbai? Learn through this Ask Expert page which are the popular museums in Mumbai which showcase art as well as if there are any wax museums in the city.

    I am researching on museums in Mumbai and want to know about different art and wax museums in Mumbai.
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  • The most prominent and reputed museum in Mumbai is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (it was formerly called the Prince of Wales museum). It is not a museum which is showcasing only the history of various eras, but also a lot of other aspects, including textiles, paintings, coins, antiques and art. You could contact the museum officials via email on if you wish to meet one-on-one or have a guided tour for your research. The museum address is: 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai - 400023. Ph: +91 022 22844484. Website:

    Visit, too, the other famous & oldest museum, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum. The interior is really breath-taking and beautiful. Address: Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug), 91/A, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla East Mumbai-400027. Ph: +91 22 23731234. Website: This museum has separate galleries for art, paintings and industrial art. You can avail of the weekend tour with the curatorial team, scheduled on Saturday and Sunday (at 11a.m. is the tour in English). There is no extra fee to avail the team's service, but you will need to pay the museum entry ticket fee.

    If you are looking for a display of artwork by painters you can head to the Jehangir Art Gallery located at M.G.Road, Kala Ghoda. They hold exhibitions of prominent artists. Additionally, from time to time workshops are conducted and discussions held on various forms of art. Ph: 022- 22843989. Email: Website:

    As for a wax museum, there is just one, located in a shopping mall. This is the Red Carpet Museum. Address: R City Mall, 1st floor, 400086, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai-400086. Ph: 022 2517 5557. Email: Website:

    Note: It is advisable to check out the websites of the museums to know not just the timings and entry fee, but also check for announcements of days when the museum may be closed. Sometimes, a museum may be closed for maintenance or to prepare for a new exhibition or for a national holiday.

    As a research scholar, you will be welcome, I am sure, so you could contact via email, if you wish, before visiting, to get some extra details for your research work. Check for internship offers also.

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  • The above post all the good museums in Mumbai.
    There are some lesser-known museums are also there.
    1. National Gallery of Modern Art, Colaba There are good artistic collections in this place. Along with the art collections, it also accommodates a large library and several halls that regularly host theatre programs.
    2.Gatehouse Navy Museum, Ballad Bunder: This is opened in the year 2005. This museum is located close to the naval docks in Ballad pier. It serves as a tribute to Mumbai's maritime history.
    3.Bombay Natural History Society, Colaba: The museum works towards marine and land conservation programs. It is a museum exhibiting diverse specimens of flora and fauna.
    4. Western Railway Heritage Gallery, Churchgate: This historic building actually contains a heritage gallery dedicated to the Western Railways. In this, you will find century-old train models, brass bells, whistles and more.
    5. Nehru Centre, Worli: Nehru Centre houses Mumbai's only planetarium. The aim of this museum is educating and inspiring the study of astronomy and outer space. In the same area, you will find the Nehru Science Museum also.

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  • A lot of information is already given by the members as above and there is no point in repeating it.

    Still, as your purpose is research, I want to add some more to the list which might be interesting from your point of view. These are RBI Monetary Museum, INS Vikrant, East Indian Museum, Mani Bhavan etc.

    Each museum has its own theme and especially depending upon your scope of research you can gather the complete information about them by personally visiting and taking the notes at the spot.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Thanks to everyone. Your answers are really helpful to me. Can someone tell me more about the Red Carpet Wax Museum, like an article or something else? I found this PPT Presentation about the museum on search engine It tells much more about the museum, its history, and wax statues. If someone found any other information then please share with me.

  • 1. Wax Museum : R City Mall, Ghatkopar, Mumbai.
    This museum is awsome museum in Mumbai. You should visit this awsome place. It is usually exist of a number of 3D art object characterizing known people from history and modern notable presented in life like there moves and wearing real clothes. The museum exhibit galaxy of world famous people in life appraise across the social, entertainment, politics, ways of walks life and sports. Very talented artists join together and make sculpt of a fabulous collection of personalities.

    2. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum : The museum is located Ambedkar Rd, Mazgaon, Mumbai. It is originally established in 1855 as a valuable or riches house of the industrial and decorative arts and was later renamed in respect of Bhau daji.

    3. Princes of Wales Museum : It is situated at kala Ghoda, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Near gateway of India, Mumbai. This museum is known as Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. It is founded by high profile citizens of Mumbai, with the help of government, to honor the visit of edward VIII who was prince of wales at the time.

    4. Nehru Science Centre : Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018.
    Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, is India's largest common science center, located in Worli. The center is named after India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Entry fees is between 20 to 40 rupees.

  • Do anyone have information about the entry fees of the above-mentioned museum with their booking links?

  • Here are the three major and most popular museums of Mumbai. Please check out the entry fees and online booking links for each of these, as requested by you, below:

    1. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
    Booking Link:
    In Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, they take Rs. 60 per Indian Adult citizen, Rs. 300 per person for Foreign Nationals, Rs. 25 per person if you are College Student, and 10 per Child.

    2. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
    Booking Link:
    In Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum city museum the entry fees is Rs. 10.0 per Adult Indian citizen, Rs. 5 for Children, Rs. 2.per student, Rs.100 per person for foreign nationals, and 50.0 per person for children from foreign countries.

    3. Red Carpet Museum
    Booking Link:
    For Red Carpet Museum in Mumbai, the entry fees for weekdays cost is Rs. 250 per individual and its Rs.350 on weekends.

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