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Friday, December 12, 2008

Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum), Mumbai - 70

The museum located at Byculla has interesting exhibits such as archaeological finds, maps and photographs which depict the history of Mumbai.

Guys, Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the most previous museum in Mumbai. Rani Jijamata Udyan attains the beautiful background of this historical museum at Ambedkar Road, in Byculla area of Mumbai. This museum was built in 1872. It was at the beginning christened as Victoria and Albert Museum after the museum of London. This museum has a bang-up assemblage of archaeological souvenirs, maps and photographs that look furtively into the history of Mumbai. It was later nominated after its beneficiary, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad, who devoted his life to this museum.

The history of Bhau Daji Lad Museum brings out that it was planned with an amount of Rupees 6,000, at the first step of Dr. Bhau. The wonderful structure of building had lost its shininess with the times, but with the help of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Mumbai (INTACH) that is freshening up the museum with extreme care. The treasury constitutes of more than 6000 worthful artifacts, including sculptures, pottery, coins, ivory work, paintings, etc. It has special sections on the social and cultural life in India also.

Away from the above assembling, the museum has over 4,000 reference books and manuscripts in its oversight. The clay models, costumes, finely shaped silver, copper ware etc, are amongst the most-precious assembling which is deserving taking a glimpse. Victoria and Albert Museum also contains a distinctive photographs of early Mumbai and testimonials from the colonial past. The half-done collection was first displayed to Lord Canning in 1856. Today, Bhau Daji Lad Museum is came to in its visual aspect, with gold ornamentations on wall corners, ceilings, hand railings and blue-painted pillars. You can visit here from 10.30 am to 04.30 pm daily except Mondays. Entry fees: Rs. 2/- for Adult and Rs. 1/- for Child. You can contact for group visit at Director, Tel.: 022-3757943.

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