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Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (10°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 10:15 a.m.
Closing Time: 06:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Public holidays falling on Monday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 60
Children:  INR 10
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 300
Children:  INR 10
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Prince of Wales Museum, now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, is known for housing more than 50,000 artefacts portraying the rich heritage of India. Established in the early 20th century to commemorate the visit of King George V to India, the museum building boasts of remarkable Indo-Saracenic Architecture, inspired by the royal Mughal Architecture.

The main three sections of exhibits at the museum include Arts, Archaeology and Natural History. The Art section has spectacular collections of over 2,000 miniature paintings from various schools of art across India, along with many palm leaf manuscripts, decorative artefacts in jade, ivory, silver, gold and other metals and stone sculptures. The Archaeological exhibits include artefacts from Indus Valley Civilization and many powerful dynasties and empires. Terracotta figures and coins are among the top highlights.

The Natural History section exhibits India’s rich flora and fauns, including many birds, mammals, reptiles and other species. In addition, the park has galleries for maritime heritage, forestry, armoury, textiles and European oil paintings. Students and other sections of visitors can obtain discount on the museum tickets. Additional charges are imposed for audio guides.  

Road: The museum is accessible by Mahatma Gandhi Road and from any part of the city. Many popular bus routes can be used for this. Other popular modes include taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws. Traffic jams are quite common.

Railway: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Churchgate, two popular railway stations of Mumbai are both about 2 km. from the museum. You may prefer to walk or hire an auto-rickshaw or a cycle-rickshaw for this small distance.

Airway: Mumbai’s international airport is about 27 km. from the museum. Local buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws are the preferred modes from the airport to the museum.