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Museums in Maharashtra, India

The state of Maharashtra boasts of some well known museums which preserve its history & culture and also serves as an interesting attraction for visitors. If you are planning to visit a Museum, make sure to confirm the days on which the museum is closed. Usually, most museums are closed to public on Public Holidays and Sundays.

Let's take a look at some Museums in Maharashtra -

1. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune

The Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum in Pune has an interesting collection of musical instruments, writing implements, kitchen utensils, earthen ware, toys, paintings, coins, terracota, textiles, scuplture, and more. Gallery 1 and Gallery 2 provide a glimpse into history, displaying pictures of Late Dr. D.G. Kelkar with several well known people.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum,
1377-78, Natu Baug, Off. Bajirao Road,
Shukrawar Peth, Pune - 411 002 Maharashtra

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2. National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai was established with the aim of promoting modern art in India and preserving art work from 1857 and beyond. Here you will find on display creative art from some of the most well known Indian artists including M.F. Husain, F.N. Souza, Akbar Padamsee, Jahangir Sabavala, etc.

National Gallery of Modern Art,
National Gallery of Modern Art
Sir Cowasji Jahangir Public Hall
M G Road, Fort Mumbai - 400032

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3. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai


The Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai was established in 1952 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir. This art gallery has 4 exhibition halls which serve as the venue for several art exhibitions.

Jehangir Art Gallery,
Kalaghoda, Mumbai, Maharashtra

4. Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastu Sanghralaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum) has 3 main sections which include Natural History, Archaeology (ornaments, primitive tools) , and Arts (Indian Paintings, Textiles).

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya
159, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kalaghoda, Mumbai

5. The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai is dedicated to the conservation of nature, animals and birds. Here there is a well stocked and large library where you will find interesting books on nature.

The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai
Hornbill House, Opp.Lion Gate,
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road,
Mumbai 400 001, Maharashtra

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6. Archaeology Museum, Deccan College, Pune

Deccan College, Post Graduate & Research Institute in Pune is home to the Archaeology Museum. There are several galleries here which include Stone Age Gallery, Megalithic Gallery, Medieval Archaeology Gallery, Chalcolithic Gallery and more.

Archaeology Museum, Deccan College
Deccan College Road, Yerwada,
Pune - 411006,

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7. Sree Bhavani Museum, Aundh

Sree Bhavani Museum in Aundh has on display several paintings created by famous Indian painters such as Raja Ravi Varma and more.

Sree Bhavani Museum, Aundh
Aundh Hill, outskirts of Pune, Maharashtra

8. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Established on May 2, 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum, the museum was later renamed as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in 1975. Some of the galleries here include Industrial Arts Gallery, 19th Century Paintings, Origins of Mumbai Gallery, Founders' Gallery, Kamalnayan Bajaj Special Exhibitions Gallery, and Kamalnayan Bajaj Mumbai Gallery, etc. A visit to the museum will help you to understand the cultural history of the city of Mumbai.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum,
91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan,
Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg,
Byculla East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400027

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Also Visit: Museums in New Delhi, India|Educational Trip to Delhi Museums|Museums in Kerala| Museums in Madhya Pradesh|Museums in Cities of Rajasthan|Museums in Paschim Banga (West Bengal), India|Museums in Bihar | Museums in Tamil Nadu

Note: This listing is meant for informational purposes only. Please confirm the days and dates on which the museums are closed before visiting them. Prior permission may be required to visit some of these museums. The links to these sites may change without prior notice and we are not responsible for any errors in links.






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