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.

Film Programmes

The Museum has an active film programme which includes regular public screenings of art videos, documentaries, art house movies and much more. Films are screened at the state-of-the-art Education Centre.

What’s On


Science Film Festival | Plastic Pollution

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

8 Dec 2019     3:30 pm - 6 pm

We are excited to collaborate with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai to host International Science Film Festival!

Theme: Plastic Pollution
Film: Earth to Future: A future without Plastic
Directed by Kai Schmitt (Studioregie)

Film: Plastic Cup – The Official Story of the Plastic Pirates
Directed by David Attila Molnar

Programme includes:
- Museum Tour
- Learn creative ways on how you can recycle and reuse plastic

Age group: While the programmes are targeted towards children aged 9 years and above, adults and family groups are welcome to join!

Charges: Only Museum entry ticket applicable

Venue: Education Centre, Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum


About Science Film Festival

About Science Film Festival The Science Film Festival brings science to the screen: entertaining, creative, exciting - and always enriching. The festival, a celebration of science communication, aims to make science accessible to everyone. Each screening will be followed by discussions and an activity relevant to the theme of the film. This year’s theme is 'Humboldt and the Web of Life'. Alexander von Humboldt revolutionized the conception of nature by scientifically approaching it as an interconnected living web - and in doing so, inspired countless scientists, environmentalists, writers and artists alike. Celebrating Humboldt's 250th birth anniversary this year, the selection of films deal with environmental issues, climate change and sustainability.


Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

DEC 19, 2019  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Janani's Juliet
(Tamil with English Subtitles, 53 min, 2019)

Direction, Camera, Sound Design and Editing - Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Location sound and Associate director - C. Vinayak Ram

Sound mix - Pritam Das

Produced by - Public Service Broadcast Trust

Kausalya lost her husband Shankar when they were attacked by family members for having married against their wishes. Deeply disturbed by a spate of honour killings, a Pondicherry based theatre group set out to introspect the implications of caste, class and gender in society. They adapt William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' for a production of their own and what emerges is a critical reflection on contemporary Indian society where love struggles to survive.

'Janani's Juliet' is India's official entry to the Oscars this year. It won two best film awards this year, at IDSFFK Trivandrum and Signs Film Festival, Thrissur. The film is continuing its festival run across South Asia. It is the second part of a trilogy of films that reflect on the history and culture of the Tamil-French community in Pondicherry, a former French colony. The first part, 'Two Flags', was recently completed and the third, 'To Die A Frenchman' is in post-production.

Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar graduated as as a film editor from FTII Pune in 1992. After a stint as an editor on feature films and documentaries, he made his first film 'Kumar Talkies' in 1999. Subsequently, he became a one-man crew producing, directing, shooting and editing his own films. His films are widely screened and celebrated at festivals and academic spaces across the world. He also curates and teaches film.

Filmmaker Pankaj Rishi Kumar will be present at the screening and be in conversation with the curators of the programme.

About Movies at the Museum

Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to the public.


Children’s Film Festival

Presented in collaboration with the Canada in India (High Commission of Canada)

DEC 22, 2019   04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!

Recommended age group: 5 years & above Museum Entry fee applicable. Limited seating on first come, first serve basis.


From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

DEC 27, 2019    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

About Palettes Series by Alain Jaubert:
The Palettes series of documentaries explores great paintings throughout the history of art. From the canvas to the type of brush used by the artist, from the historical or individual context of the painting to the characters displayed in its features, each episode uses the finest technology to uncover the endless secrets a work can hide.