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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM, The museum remains closed on Mondays.
Museum tours
Rs 60 for Indians, Rs 300 for foreigners, Rs 25 for college students, Rs 10 for children visitors
All year
214 out of 446 attractions in Mumbai

Prince of Wales Museum

Also known as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahraj Vastu Sangrahanalaya, this museum was named after Prince George V when he visited India in 1905. The foundation stone was laid down by the prince himself however the inaugration was done in 1923 by Lady Lloyd, the wife of the then governor George Lloyd. The museum is built in Indo- Saracenic style with blue and yellow stones and has a very simple design. As you enter the museum you will find a large central hall from where leads staircases on two sides that takes you to the galleries branching out on both sides in the next two floors. There are a variety of art exhibits housed in here. These include Indian mixed art forms and decorative art pieces. You will also see Nepalese and Tibetian art forms besides European paintings and garments and armory displays. The artworks of the Pahari School of Art and Deccan School of Art are also very beautiful.
What's so special: The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, abbreviated CSMVS and formerly named the Prince of Wales Museum, is one of the best Museums in the city, The entry has a beautiful two sided Buddha Face. Inaugurated in 1922 the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture bringing out flavours of Mughal , Marathas and Jain. It has more than 50000 exhibits and a special section for Stuffed Animals. Entry is approx 100 Rs.