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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai

 Summer: 25 °C to 32 °C 

·  Winter: 20 °C to 30 °C 
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 10:15 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Rs. 60
Children:  Rs. 10
Cameras:  Rs. 200
Video Camera:  Rs. 1000
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  : Rs. 300
Children:  Rs. 10
Cameras:  Rs. 200
Video Camera:  Rs. 1000
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as Prince of Wales Museum is one of the premier museums of India. It was established in the 20th century by the Prince of Wales and hence gained its name.

The museum is divided into three floors with several galleries displaying art, maritime, archeology and natural history. Its admirable architecture and an amazing collection of rare archeological artifacts, sculptures, and ancient artworks are spectacular. It has been awarded “The 2010 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award’ for the conservation of rich cultural heritage.

This most important landmark of Mumbai is a must visit for educational tours as it is a storehouse of knowledge.

Road: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya can be reached conveniently by road. It is at a walking distance from two major local railway terminuses Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Central Railway (about 2 km.) and Churchgate-Western Railway (about 2 km.). Local buses are also available from these terminuses to reach this place. One can also hire a cab to reach this place easily.

Railway: The nearest intercity railway terminus to reach this museum are Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (about 2 km.); Mumbai Central Railway Station (about 8 km.); Bandra Railway Station (about 20 km.).

Airway: Nearest airport to reach Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (about 28 km.). Regular flights from major cities are available to reach this place. Buses, local trains or private cabs and can be hired for reaching the museum from the airport.