PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM

Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai
Prince of Wales Museum
The Prince of Wales Museum (now called “The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya”) is situated in Kala Ghoda, Mumbai. The museum was designed by the Scottish Architect George Wittet, to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, the future King George V to India.

This is one of the best museums in India. The museum was constructed in 1914 with the combination of Hindu and Mughal culture. It was opened to the Public in 1922.

The museum has three main sections : art, archaeology and natural history. The miniatures of the Rajasthan and Deccan Schools are exhibited in the circular gallery of the main building (First Floor). The Tata family collections form part of the archaeology and art sections. The natural history section was started with part of the admirable collection of the Bombay Natural History Society. The picture galleries contain, in addition to ancient Indian paintings, some by Europeans and contemporary Indian artists and copies of Ajanta murals. There is also a large collection of jade, crystal, china, lacquer and metal objects, both ancient and modern. There are some excellent dioramas in the natural history section. The museum has an interesting collection of exhibits from the Maratha period.

Timings
Morning 10.15 am until 6.00 pm evening (Monday Closed).

Entry Fee
For Indian Citizen Rs.25/-; and for Foreigners Rs.300/-; Concession for Students.

Contact Number
+91-22-22844484

Nearest Railway Station
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)

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