Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

The Emotion of Sound

5:00 pm

What makes you believe that what you see on the film screen is happening? Imagine this ... an image of the sea, rolling in and pulling out, but soundless. Do you feel the sea? And then the sound comes - that's the moment when the sea you are viewing on screen becomes real for you. Sound design is an integral, essential part of the film experience - without it, the film is simply not believable. And yet, rarely do we consider the art of sound in film.

So here is our chance! We are delighted to invite Abhishek Nair - sound music soul - to Mumbai Local, to deep dive us into the world of sound designing for film. He will introduce us to the various methods of creating sound - from dubbing to sync sound to foley artists. He will also lead us into the fascinating sensory thinking behind keeping sound 'human', believable, in the context of the film - how does sound support the story, create the context, highlight what is needed, bring out character and mood? What is the emotion of sound?

Look forward to an evening of entry into a world we rarely get access to - the wonderful, creative world of the sound designer, who plays with sounds and silence to make every moment come alive. We have a feeling we are going to come out of this session listening to the world around us very differently!

This session is curated by Bishakha Datta.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

RSVP via BookMyShow


About the Speaker

Abhishek Nair is a supervising sound editor and designer with over ten years of industry experience and a distinguished roster of work. His work has included dozens of film and show mixes. He has worked for critically acclaimed films like Barfi, Jagga Jasoos, Bahubali, Fandry, Sairat, Maradona and many more across languages. Abhishek completed his graduation from MKS college of Commerce and Economics. Abhishek's love for music and musical gadgets inspired him to push his boundaries and self learn the sound techniques.

Abhishek's repertoire of services in post sound includes the entire post process, -- all sound editorial and track building; dialogue conform, ADR recording, mixing, and sound design. He cuts audio like greased lightning.
In his free time Abhishek loves playing variety of his musical instruments and cook food.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Uttarakhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttarbhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey & Manoj Sharma
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Uttarakhandi Folk
Anjali Joshi, Chetan Parab, Omkar Dhumal & Shambhu Haldar
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.

Museum Katta

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Parva Aamcha Popat Warla!

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018      05:00 pm

Join us for dramatic reading of 'Parva Aamcha Popat Warla', one-act play by Dr. Chandrashekhar Phansalkar! It's a light hearted satire weaved around death of a pet bird. Atul Pethe will narrate the script. Session will be conducted in Marathi.

Entry free with Museum ticket

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oWbQKNelC9FG1SqPe_2i3eHPVDKP0es-JM9ssuZ2CBI/edit