Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay formerly known as Prince of Wales museum is biggest of museums in Mumbai. It is located in fort area of Mumbai. There are 14 main galleries in this museum which include -
Sculptures, Pre and proto history, Natural history, Prints, Indian miniature painting, Indian painting, Himalayan art, Indian decorative art, Arts and Armour, European painting, European decorative art, Chinese and Japanese art, Textiles and Costumes of India and Numismatics.
Foundation stone of the museum was laid in 1905 and construction completed in 1914. The building is classified as Heritage building. Visiting hours of the museum are from 10:15 am to 06:00 pm. Must see artifacts and specimen include
- Hon of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
- Coins of Chandragupta II
- Personal armour of Emperor Akbar
- Folios from set of Ramayana and Folios from an illustrated manuscript of Anwar-i-Suhayli
During our visit to the museum with subject matter expert we plan to explore Pre and Proto history, Natural history, Armour and Numismatics galleries.
10:00 am: Meet at CSM Museum.
10:30 am: After a quick introduction we take guided walk of the selected galleries.
2:00 pm: Finish walk.
Things to Carry:- One need to deposit bag at the enterence
- 2 litres water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf, sunscreen etc.
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Identity Card
How to reach
The Museum is at a 20-minute walking distance from both major local railway terminuses, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Central Railway) and Churchgate (Western Railway).
You can reach the Museum by bus or taxi from the nearest stations,
Bus Numbers from Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus: 14, 69, 101,130
Bus Numbers from Churchgate: 70, 106, 122, 123, 132, 137
What is included in the tour
- Entry ticket to the museum
- Trikon expertise charges
- 5% GST
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any personal expenses such as soft drinks etc.
- Camera ticket
- Anything other than above mentioned inclusion