The Museum welcomes families with a range of activities designed for visitors of different ages and interests.
While you stay at home, BDL Museum helps you creatively engage with a vast selection of artworks from our collections and exhibitions. We are running interactive games and stories that reveal interesting historical facts as well as ideas about contemporary art at the Museum!
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to revisit our past talks by eminent scholars.
Treasure Hunt Tuesdays
Solve riddles inspired by the Museum's permanent collection!
Join us as we explore our past exhibition and discuss their continuing relevance.
The Museum's collection showcases innovations in design and motifs that were in vogue in the late 19th - early 20th century. Create your own objects inspired by the designs you see in our collection!
Established in 1857, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad is the oldest Museum in Mumbai. It is a treasure house of decorative & industrial art objects. The richly designed interiors of the Museum include the encaustic Minton tiles, imported for the Museum in the late 19th century. These patterns, found on the Grand Staircase & the Mumbai Gallery, are a treat for our visitors and are an important part of the city's history.
Colour in the sheets using your chosen medium and send us your pictures of your completed drawing via email or by tagging us @bdlmuseum on social media platforms!
Ragamalas - Playlist on Spotify
BDL Museum is now on Spotify! Listen to our new, curated playlist inspired by the Museum's collection of Ragamala miniature paintings!
The Ragamalas in the Museum’s collection are from the Jaipur school of miniatures. Ragamala, meaning 'garland of ragas', is a set of miniature paintings that depict personified ragas of Indian classical music. A raga is a melodic framework in Indian classical music with symbolic associations such as seasons, time, and mood. It is meant to evoke certain emotions among the listeners. Ragas also provide room for improvisation to musicians and singers.
The playlist features some of the most celebrated artists in Indian classical music. It begins with spirited morning ragas, progressing into soulful evening ragas.
Disclaimer: The playlist is strictly for non-commercial and entertainment use and in accordance with Spotify Brand Account.