Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

About the Museum


Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

Interior, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery
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Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery

Exterior View, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
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Exterior View, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Atul Bhalla, Objects of Fictitious Togetherness, 2017, installation view in Part Narratives, 2017
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Atul Bhalla, Objects of Fictitious Togetherness, 2017, installation view in Part Narratives, 2017

Industrial Arts Gallery
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Industrial Arts Gallery

The Museum was established in 1872 as the erstwhile Victoria and Albert Museum, Bombay. As Mumbai’s first Museum, it showcases the city’s cultural heritage and history through a rare collection of Fine and Decorative Arts that highlight Early Modern Art practices as well as the craftsmanship of various communities of the Bombay Presidency. The permanent collection includes miniature clay models, dioramas, maps, lithographs, photographs, and rare books that document the life of the people of Mumbai and the history of the city from the late eighteenth to early-twentieth centuries. The Museum has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan, supported by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and private donors, which includes developing a new wing adjoining the Museum Plaza. The new wing is expected to be ready by 2018.

Collection Highlights


Model of SS Siam, Mumbai
Map of Bombay and the district prepared for Peshwa by the Peshwa's agent
Figure of Radha Krishna, Trivandrum
Clay Model of a Pathare Prabhu, Mumbai
Bombay School pottery
Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum: Collection Highlights
Model of SS Siam, Mumbai, 1897
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Map of Bombay and the district prepared for Peshwa by the Peshwa's agent, late 19th-early 20th century
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Figure of Radha Krishna, Trivandrum, late 19th-early 20th century
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Clay Model of a Pathare Prabhu, Mumbai, early 20th century
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Bombay School pottery, late 19th-early 20th century
© Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

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