Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya information
Mumbai’s biggest and best museum displays a mix of exhibits from across India. The domed behemoth, an intriguing hodgepodge of Islamic, Hindu and British architecture, is a flamboyant Indo-Saracenic design by George Wittet (who also designed the Gateway of India).
Its vast collection includes impressive Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, terracotta figurines from the Indus Valley, Indian miniature paintings, porcelain and some particularly vicious-looking weaponry. Good information is provided in English, and audio guides are available in seven languages.
Two of the upstairs galleries are air-conditioned, offering a welcome relief to the summer heat. There’s a fine cafeteria at the entrance and the museum shop is also excellent.