Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Mumbai, MH - 400001

Type: Arts Museums, History Museums
022 6958 4400
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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, is a prominent museum located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Established in the early 20th century, the museum is dedicated to preserving, displaying, and interpreting the rich cultural heritage and history of India.

The museum's name was changed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in 1998 to honor the Maratha warrior king, Shivaji Maharaj. The museum is housed in a magnificent Indo-Saracenic style building, which was designed by the British architect George Wittet and completed in 1922. The building itself is a work of art, featuring intricately carved stone facades, elegant domes, and ornate arches.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya boasts an extensive collection of artifacts, artworks, and archaeological specimens spanning various periods of Indian history and culture. Its exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including archaeology, natural history, art, sculpture, decorative arts, textiles, and ethnography.

One of the museum's most prized possessions is its collection of miniature paintings, which provides a fascinating glimpse into the rich artistic traditions of India. The museum also houses rare manuscripts, sculptures, coins, arms and armor, and decorative arts from different regions of India.

In addition to its permanent galleries, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs aimed at promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of India's cultural heritage.

The museum is a popular destination for tourists, scholars, students, and art enthusiasts alike, offering a comprehensive and immersive experience that highlights the diversity and richness of Indian civilization. It stands as a testament to India's vibrant cultural legacy and serves as a valuable resource for the preservation and promotion of its heritage.

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Opening Hours Monday to Sunday: 10:15 am - 06:00 pm
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Entry Fees Indian Adult: ₹85/-
Foreign Adult: ₹500/-
Children(5-12 yrs): ₹20/-
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