For a long time people had also felt the need for a good museum in the city and finally the museum was established by the public contribution aided by the then Government of the Bombay Presidency. The Foundation Stone of the Museum was laid by the Prince of Wales on 11th November 1905 and the Museum was named Prince of Wales Museum of Western India.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is one the premier art and history museums in India situated in the Crescent Site on the southern tip of Mumbai. Designed by Sir George Wittet, in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, building is one of the best examples of this architectural styles. Set against a well-laid-out garden which retains its original plan even today, CSMVS is an important Heritage building of the city.
Today, the Museum houses a world class collection of over 60,000 artefacts which comprises of various forms of art from India and beyond i.e. East Asia, Nepal and Tibet as well as Europe. It has an important archaeological collection and a Natural History section, which are major attractions for children.
Price : http://www.csmvs.in/plan-your-visit/visiting-hours-admission
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Contact : +91 022 22844484
Address : 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
Getting there : The Museum is at a 20-minute walking distance from both major local railway terminuses, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Central Railway) and Churchgate (Western Railway).
You can reach the Museum by bus or taxi from the nearest stations,
Bus Numbers from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: 14, 69, 101,130
Bus Numbers from Churchgate: 70, 106, 122, 123, 132, 137
7-8 minutes from Churchgate & VT