Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: Heritage, architecture.
  • Entrance Fee: Two entrance fees are applied here. One is the Entrance fee – INR 85 and the Other one is Museum experience fee which is INR 50 but there is one combo Pack also which would cost INR 125.
  • Visiting Time: 10 AM TO 6 PM.
  • Visiting Duration: 1 hour.

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya  is more than what the word museum could ever define. Built in a stylist way, the architectural brilliance of the place is surely going to enchant you. The conservation of the heritage being undertaken by this museum has been accolade worldwide. The museum has also collaborated internationally and the out is brilliant.

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Photo by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, CC BY 2.0

Traveler Tips

  • There is a discount on the entrance fees for the college students, senior citizens, and the defence So, you must carry your identity proof.
  • You have to pay extra for your mobiles as well. You also have to pay for the camera and separately for the tripod (in case you are carrying any).
  • There is an amazing coin gallery which you must enjoy.
  • Do take one of the audio phones if you are more interested in knowing the things in a better way.

Things to Do

Since this is a museum, you won’t get much to do here. All you need to do is observe and appreciate. Admire the vast collection of oddly beautiful artifacts, our heritage, coins and much more to be listed.

Best Time to Visit

Since the place is enclosed in a beautiful building, there is nothing related to seasons which could affect the place. The museum is available to you throughout the year. You can visit whenever you like.

How to Reach

There are two major stations near this museum in Mumbai. One is the Churchgate and the other is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. You can easily avail the buses from any of these stations. You may also take a walk. It just takes around 15-20 minutes to reach here.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

  • It was earlier known as Prince of Wales Museum.
  • During the first world war, this place was used as a hospital by the military personnel.
  • It was made accessible to everyone in the year 1922 and was inaugurated by Lady Lloyd.
  • The architecture involves Indian style.
  • The architect who has built the Gateway of India is the one who has built this awesome.
Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Mumbai
Photo by Robert Cutts, CC BY 2.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Bombay natural history society museum
  • Lion gate
  • Jehangir art gallery
  • Lal bahadur shastri statue
  • Moksha art gallery
  • Regal circle
  • David Sasson library and reading room
  • The Art entrance gallery
  • Dhanraj mahal
  • Popli art gallery

Nearby Restaurants

  • Romano’s
  • The Peshwa pavilion
  • Mostly grills
  • JW café
  • Seasonal tastes
  • Lake view café
  • By the Mekong
  • Mirchi and mime
  • Peshawari
  • Sea lounge
  • Dum phukt
  • Authenticook
  • Celini
  • Hornby’s pavilion
  • Trishna
  • Boulevard

We have always been an admirer of nature and its scenic beauty and prefer going to locations that provide us the same. But time and again, it is somewhat important for us to have a clear picture of our history and culture so that we take pride in what has been ours and help it carry forward. This museum is one such place which would be providing you bountiful of knowledge in a way that would make you cherish the memories forever.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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