Prince of Wales Museum
Museum type :
Art, Archeology and Natural History.

Established in :
1904

Holidays :
MONDAY

Visiting Hours :
10:15am-5:45pm

Contact No :
+91 22 22844484

Location :
Mumbai , India

Display Objects :

Museum is the Bombay Natural History Society. The Prince of Wales Museum has also some finest collections featuring ancient Indus Valley artifacts dating back to 2000 BC and also the relics from the Gupta and Maurya Periods. It is also home to some priceless Tibetan and Nepali Art.




Description :

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mumbai, India, was founded in the early years of the 20th century by some prominent citizens of Bombay with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. One of the resolutions of the committee at its meeting on June 22, 1904 was, "The building should have a handsome and noble structure befitting the site selected, and in keeping with the best style of local architecture.