Visiting Museums in Mumbai

History, science, art, architecture, money - find out about the museums in Mumbai...

RBI Monetary Museum: the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s central bank, operates a numismatic museum featuring Indian and global coinage. On display are ancient currencies from the barter system to contemporary coins, cards, currency and financial documents.

  • RBI Monetary Museum
    At: Amar Building, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Road, Fort, Mumbai 400001
    Tel: 022 2261 0801
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:15. Closed on bank holidays

Mani Bhavan: the mansion where the “father of the nation” Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. This place displays the items used by him, his collection of books and other articles related to his life history and politics.

  • Mani Bhavan
    At: 19 Laburnum Road, Gamdevi, Mumbai 400007
    Tel: 022 2380 5864
    Fax: 020 2380 6239
    Open: 09:30-18:00

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya: built in 1922 and formerly known as "The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India", the CSMVS is a marvel of Indo-Victorian architecture. It hosts artefacts and sculptures from the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation, along with more recent and international collections.

    At: 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400023
    Tel: 022 2284 4844
    Fax: 022 2204 5430
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10:15-18:00. Closed on the three national holidays and 1 May

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum: the city's oldest museum, previously known as the Victoria and Albert Museum. Features industrial and artistic artefacts along with displays of Mumbai's culture, including historical maps, photographs, manuscripts and costumes.

  • Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
    At: 91A Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Ambedkar Road, Byculla East, Mumbai 400027
    Tel: 022 2373 1234
    Open: Thursday to Tuesday 10:00-18:00. Closed on some public holidays

National Gallery of Modern Art: formerly known as the Cowasji Jehangir Hall. Hosts a permanent collection, with temporary exhibitions by international artists.

  • NGMA Mumbai
    At: Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall, M G Road, Fort, Mumbai 400032
    Tel: 022 2288 1969
    Open: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-18:00. Closed on the three national holidays

Nehru Science Centre: India’s largest hands-on museum of sciences. Features interactive Galilean experiments, planetary motion simulators, computing, biological science and displays on the history of science.

  • Nehru Science Centre
    At: Dr E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018
    Tel: 022 2492 0482
    Fax: 022 2493 2668
    Open: Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Closed on Holi and Diwali