Museums in Mumbai

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Mumbai Museums include some of the richest in the world. Stunning pieces from ancient India as well as recent art can be found in many of the city's wonderful collections.

Mani Bhavan

Mani Bhavan, the former home of Mahatma Ghandi, shines a beautiful spotlight on the life of the Father of the Nation. Inside are photographs of Ghandi, his life, selected letters written to various world leaders and original books from his collection. There is no charge for entrance. It is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art includes a collection of pieces from contemporary Indian artists as well as ancient Egyptian artifacts and selected works of Pablo Picasso. Entrance fees are 10 rupees for Indian nationals, 150 rupees for foreign nationals and only 1 rupee for students. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Victoria and Albert/Bhau Daji Lad Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum, the oldest in the city of Mumbai, houses over 6,000 artifacts and 4,000 books that paint a picture of Mumbai's rich culture. It focuses on archaeological and geographic relics, which attract those interested in historical findings. It is also known as Bhau Daji Lad Museum after its original benefactor. Admittance is free, and the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Nehru Planetarium

The Nehru Planetarium offers a look at Indian scientific advances. It is a popular school field trip visit, and there is a constant stream of schoolchildren. It offers shows at 12 p.m in Hindi, 1:30 p.m. in Marathi, 3 p.m. in English and 4:30 p.m. in Hindi. Tickets can be purchased a week in advance. Admission is 50 rupees for adults and 25 rupees for children between 4 and 12 years old.

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