Free Public Tours
Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Closed on Wednesdays.
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.

Colleges & Young Adults

Workshops | Guided Tours

The Museum invites college students to engage with its collections, history and exhibitions through interpretive gallery tours and workshops. Especially popular are sessions focused on the history, development and heritage of Mumbai, decorative art traditions and contemporary art practice, and museum interpretation and curating using the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum as a case study.


Curating Exhibitions

Participants curate their own displays on themes or stories inspired by the Museum collection. The workshop focuses on the practical and creative aspects of curating museum exhibitions. So come be a curator for the day!

Interpretive Planning for Heritage and Museums

Participants take a guided tour of the Museum, with special focus on the interpretation and display of the Museum collection. Participants then engage with the theory and practice of interpreting and using heritage resources, taking Mumbai’s heritage sites as their subject of study.

Mapping Memories

Using the Museum’s extensive map collection as a starting point, participants explore Mumbai’s evolving topography and fading histories. The importance of perspective, often understated in the study of Cartography, is highlighted during an interactive walk through the Museum’s Mumbai Gallery. Participants then record their own experiences of the city as they see it, creating personalized memory maps that tell the story of their very own Mumbai.

Mapping Stories

Join us on a tour to discover stories hidden in the Museum’s map collection. Then consider the use of perspective and narrative in map making whilst you explore the dense botanical garden and zoo next door. What might you see amongst its trees and animals? Who might you meet? Create and map your very own story in this unique setting!

Mumbai’s Communities: Peopling the City with Puppets!

Using the Museum’s collection of clay models, explore Mumbai’s traditional communities - their lifestyles and occupations. Craft paper puppets inspired by contemporary urban Mumbai and work in groups to enact a story with your puppets! What puppet would you create – a movie star, bus conductor, cricketer, dabbawalla or doctor?

Registration Details
Duration of workshops: 2.5 hours Conducted on request, as per availability. Weekdays only, except Wednesdays.
Number of participants per session: max. 60.
Cost:Free for government funded colleges and NGO's. Private colleges: INR 150 per student.
Materials provided.
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Contact: For more information please contact / 022-23741234

Guided Tours

Educational groups may book themed tours, which are curriculum and age appropriate, on request. Particularly popular are tours that focus on the history, development and cultural heritage of Mumbai. Groups may also book interpretive tours of the Museum’s temporary special exhibitions.

Tours Details   

Museum Tour

With a member of the Museum’s curatorial team, explore the history, architecture and collections of Mumbai’s City Museum.

History of Mumbai

Join the Museum education team on a guided tour using the maps, photographs and models to illustrate the history and development of Mumbai. Participants will also explore the lifestyles, culture and occupation of Mumbai’s many communities.

How objects tell stories

Join us in exploring highlights in the Museum’s collections and engage in interpreting their meanings and stories.

Registration Details
Duration: 1.5 hours. Conducted on request, as per availability. Weekdays only, except Wednesdays.
Cost: Free of charge (Museum entry fee applicable).
Language: English, Hindi and Marathi
Contact: For more information please contact / 022-23741234

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