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Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai ☆ Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum

February 21, 2014

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It has been challenging to do anything online recently as my Mac Book has been slow. It puts me to sleep while I’m waiting for it to work. It’s. That. Slow.

I wanted to get this post out before the weekend starts. Our house guests and my family went to Formerly Prince of Wales Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum also known as CSMVS in January. I challenge you, non-Indians, to be able to pronounce the name for the very first time correctly and without choking.

We all had a great time and I was very very impressed with the museum. It’s a wonderful place to take your kids in Mumbai even little ones and it’s very kid friendly. Museum is located in Kala Ghoda, the area known for arts. It’s a great place to take your out-of-town guests as well.

The building was designed by a Scottish architect, George Wittet, who is known for Indo-Saracenic style. He also designed the Gateway of India, which is another cool place to visit for Mumbai visitors.

If you would like to learn more about the museum, please visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanglahalaya’s About page as well as History page.

I cannot wait to go back to Kala Ghoda again. There are many stores and restaurants that I would like try in the area. On the day we visited, we went to The Table. I believe that it’s one of the best restaurants in town.

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As you can see, photography is allowed in Formerly Prince of Wales Museum/CSMVS. It is required to buy a permit at the reception. They cost very little. I bought two permits to take photos. One for my big camera and one for my iPod (I do NOT have an iPhone, so I use my iPod to Instagram.) I loved the museum’s photo permit bands in neon colors!!

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Formerly Prince of Wales Museum

159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road
Fort, Mumbai – 400023
Maharashtra, India.

PHONE: +91.022.22844484 | 22844519
FAX: +91.022.22045430
EMAIL: csmvsmumbai@gmail.com

Directions

Check the website for their events on site.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2014 7:39 am

    That top picture of the sunbeam coming through the domed roof is stunning.

    • February 21, 2014 9:00 pm

      Yay! Thank you for your compliment!

  2. February 21, 2014 8:25 am

    I can’t even read it :P I like how british left good architecture in India :)

    • February 21, 2014 9:10 pm

      It took me days to be able to say it. ^_^ I agree. That’s what I love about South Mumbai.

    • February 22, 2014 2:43 am

      You are hero I might say :P I even doubt if I read some vowels correct and its me who has Indian English accent :P

    • February 22, 2014 3:01 am

      Nice! How did you get Indian English accent?

    • February 22, 2014 3:22 am

      Through communication)

    • February 23, 2014 10:30 am

      :O) That’s great! You must have good ear!

    • February 23, 2014 10:43 am

      Awesome and good ability of imitation ))

  3. April 30, 2014 6:35 am

    Hey can u tell me photo pass cost in INDIAN RUPEES?

    • April 30, 2014 12:13 pm

      I am afraid I do not remember. I apologize. It was very inexpensive. I would like to avoid stating unless I am sure in order to avoid giving out wrong information. The prices could be subject for change as well. Here’s Prince of Wales/CSMVS website. http://csmvs.in/ Thank you for your visit!

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