Do You Know?India’s Premier Art,History Museum is in Mumbai!

Attributes: Heritage, Around the City

A palaeophile soul is rare to find in this generation, but for the one who loves history, traditional remnants, old periodic art forms and collectibles, The Prince of Wales Museum is a paradise founded in the early 1900s. Commonly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Sangrahalaya, it is the most premier art and history museum in India. Located in the heart of Mumbai, this Museum building has an elegant Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

The museum houses about 50,000 artefacts and culturally rich sculptures from the Harappan sites, extremely finely brushed Indian miniature paintings, unreal European paintings, exquisite porcelain and ivories from the lands of China and Japan and many more antiquity.

The artefacts here also showcase the weapons used in stone age era, the wheels and the chariot, the garments and the jewellery, it almost teleports you back to the era of kingdom and battle grounds. The most appreciable aspect of the museum is, it is very well maintained and keeps you amused for hours.

Set in a beautifully laid out garden, this museum has been awarded first place for Heritage Building Maintenance by the Indian Heritage Society. Undoubtedly, it keeps up with your expectations and holds a pride in being a tourist spot for people from all over the world.

So, next time if you plan to explore your city or just spend your day out in an unusual way, make sure you strike off CSMVS from you go-to list. The entry for Indians is ₹85 and if you're a student then your ID card can get you in only ₹45. Cheap deal, isn't it? There's a canteen inside with a pretty chilled out sitting area if your hunger comes in between your exploration. Too good to be true as your next weekend outing? I know right.

 

Author Credit: Sachin Pandey

Picture Credit: Sachin Pandey, @shaasabtu, @mumbaiworld, @rosieyakob

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