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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum), Charni Road

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Contact: +91 22 2284 4484
Open Hours: Tu-Su 10:15a-6p
Formerly known as The Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, besides being a mouthful, is a Mumbai landmark situated between the historic areas of Colaba and Fort. Completed in 1914-1915 to commemorate the first visit of King George V to India, the museum was however open to the public only in 1922. Designed by George Wittet and John Begg, who also have designed the G.P.O. (1913) and the Gateway of India (1924) to their credit, this Mumbai museum stands proud in the midst of a beautiful lush garden. The extensive collection includes miniature paintings, decorative arts, sculptures in various media, weaponry and rare pieces from Elephanta and the Indus Valley. Other museums in Mumbai worth visiting are Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Museum) , Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Mumbai's oldest) , the BEST Transport Museum and FD Alpaiwala Museum .