Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum,
Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug),
91/A, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road Byculla East,
Mumbai 400027, Maharashtra, India
+91 22 2374 1234
+91 22 2371 4119


18°58'46.4"N 72°50'05.3"E

How to get here

Rani Baug (Chidiya ghar or zoo), Byculla (East) is a major landmark in the area. The Museum is located in the same compound, a 2 mins walk from Byculla (East) Station.

Contact Us


Kindly note that the Museum is currently closed for maintenance.
Public Holidays


Indian Nationals

(including PIO, OCI, NRI with ID)
Adult, 13 and above – Rs. 10/-
Child, 6 to 12 years – Rs. 5/-
Infant, 5 and below - Free
Student, under 12 (with school groups or valid ID) – Rs. 2/-
Student, 13 and above (with school/college groups or valid ID) – Rs. 5/-

For school and other group bookings contact or +91 22 2372 1234

International Citizens

Adult, 13 and above - Rs. 100/-
Child, 6 to 12 years - Rs. 50/-
Student (valid ID) – Rs. 30/-
Infant, 5 and below – Free

FREE entry for

MCGM employees (with valid ID card), MCGM school children,NGOs, visitors with disabilities
* Entry Tickets are required for all public programmes at the Museum.


By Bus

Towards Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan (Rani Baug)
1, 3, 5, 6 Ltd, 7 Ltd, 8 Ltd, 9, 11 Ltd, 15, 18, 19 Ltd, 21 Ltd, 22 Ltd, 25 Ltd, 50, 51, 64, 67, 69, 126, 134, 168, 50 Ltd.

By Train

Central Line - Byculla (East) Station, 2 mins walk
Western Line - Mahalaxmi Station, 10 mins by taxi via Jacob Circle
Harbour Line - Reay Road, 5 mins by taxi, 10 min walk


Pay-and-park facilities are available within the compound for 2 wheelers, cars and buses.

Visitors with Disabilities

The Museum is wheelchair friendly. The Museum and Plaza may be accessed by ramps.

  Take a Tour

The Education team offers free, guided tours of the Museum's permanent collection and ongoing special exhibitions.

Free Public Tours

Free public tours are conducted every weekend by a member of the curatorial team. The tours encourage visitors of diverse backgrounds, ages, and interests to engage with the Museum collection, history, architecture, and contemporary exhibitions. Due to Covid restrictions, we can only accommodate 10 people per tour. Please enquire at the Ticket Counter for details or to sign-up.

Every Saturday
11:30 am – English
12:30 pm – Hindi/Marathi

Private Tours

Groups may book themed tours 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. Our tours can be conducted for audiences of varied age and interests.

School Groups | College Groups | Private Groups

  Audio Guide

Scan the QR codes put up on the showcases and hear the stories of the Museum - its history, architecture and collections come to life! Point your mobile phone camera to the QR Code or use a QR Code scanner app on your mobile devices to access the audio guide.


The audio guide is available in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Visitors are requested to use their own headphones to be able to hear the information.


The Museum Shop supports traditional craftsmen and NGOs and has a unique selection of gifts, many of which have been inspired by the Museum collection. On display are Museum inspired mugs, bags, postcards, puppets, diaries and magnets as well as traditional products like paper mache, bidri, shawls and bronze statues. A wide range of coffee table books, artist monologues and publications on Mumbai are also available.
To mark its 150th anniversary, the Museum co-published a new book titled 'Mumbai - A City Through Objects, 101 Stories from the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum', edited by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta. Available for purchase online.


Visitors have the opportunity to relax and take a break whilst exploring the galleries or enjoying a performance. Overlooking the open, green environment of the Plaza, the Museum Cafe offers a wide selection of specialty teas, coffees, snacks, cold beverages and Wi-Fi.

  Museum Policies

The Museum endeavours to make every visit a special and memorable one. We hope you will assist us by following the rules while on the premises.

  • Please note that only full vaccinated adults will be permitted entry into the Museum. Please keep a digital or physical copy of your vaccination certificate ready before your visit.

  • Use of masks / face covers is mandatory at all times within the Museum premises and the Museum Plaza.

  • Senior Citizens, pregnant women and children below age of 5 should avoid visiting the Museum or take extra precautions.

  • To prevent overcrowding, the Museum will limit hourly ticket sales on the weekends. Visitors are requested to cooperate with the Museum staff to ensure everyone's safety.

  • To avoid the spread of Covid-19, please wait in a queue for tickets within the marked circles to ensure adequate distance between you and other visitors.

  • To avoid the spread of Covid-19, we have temporarily suspended the baggage counter.

  • Please clean your hands with the hand sanitizer kept at the entrance before entering the Museum galleries.

  • Please do not move around the Museum premises and the Museum Plaza in groups of more than two or three people.

  • Please avoid touching any showcases or barricades.

  • Single use plastic bottles are not allowed in the Museum

  • Please deposit single use masks or gloves only at the dustbin allocated in the Museum premises.

  • Please wash your hands using liquid soap in the rest rooms, located in the Museum Plaza

  • Filtered drinking water is available in the Museum Plaza.

  • Please contact the gallery attendants or the Museum staff in case of any emergency.

  • The Museum will stay open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on all days except Wednesdays and select public holidays. The ticket counter will close at 5:30 pm. The Museum will remain shut on Wednesdays.

  • The Museum Library will remain closed to visitors and researchers till further notice.

  • The Museum Cafe, and the Education Centre will remain closed to the visitors till further notice.

  • Visitors are requested to co-operate with Museum staff and security personnel to ensure safety and follow all rules and regulations.

  • Take care of your belongings and accompanying children.

  • Note the Museum’s established photography guidelines, listed below.

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Museum premises.

  • If you need to attend to a phone call, please step out of the Museum galleries so as to not disturb other visitors.

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed inside the Museum premises.

  • No weapons or flammable items are allowed inside the Museum premises.

  • Chewing gum, gutka or paan is not allowed inside the Museum premises.

  Photography Guidelines

  • Museum visitors are permitted to take photographs only for personal and non-commercial use.

  • Photographs taken on the premises cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.

  • Individual visitors or photography enthusiast groups who visit the Museum to photograph with DSLR cameras or professional camera lenses, will need to inform the curatorial team upon arrival at the Museum and sign an undertaking before photographing the Museum. The undertaking can be requested at the ticket counter.

  • Visitors may take photographs in the Museum’s permanent display galleries and the Plaza without the use or aid of a flash, tripod or monopod.

  • Video and the use of movie or film cameras is strictly prohibited.

  • Please show consideration for the experience and privacy of other visitors when taking photographs.

  • Do not take photographs of other visitors, staff, administrative offices, INTACH Conservation Lab, INTACH Documentation Centre, Special Exhibitions Gallery, Special Project Space and Education Centre without prior permission.

  • Photography is not permitted in the Museum Shop for commercial reasons.

  • Any enquiries relating to press, the use of images for publication and commercial filming and photography should be made to +91 22 23731234 / 65560394 or by email to

The Museum is under CCTV surveillance. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection or on view during special exhibitions.

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