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The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the main museum in Mumbai, formerly Bombay.
Tourist attractions - Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai
It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Bombay, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the then prince of Wales. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India.
The museum was renamed in the 1990s or early 2000s after Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire.
The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain.
The museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.
The museum collection comprises approximately 50,000 artefacts. The collection of the museum is categorized primarily into three sections: art, archaeology and natural history.
The museum also houses a forestry section, which has specimens of timbers grown in the Bombay Presidency (British India), and one exhibiting a small local geological collection of rocks, minerals and fossils.
The Maritime Heritage Gallery,which displays objects relating to navigation, is the "first of its kind in India". In 2008, the Museum installed two new galleries, displaying the "Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala collection" and "the Coins of India".
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is located at 159-161 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 023. Maharashtra, India.
The museum is a major landmark in the Kala Ghoda Art precinct, along with the National Gallery of Modem Art (NGMA), the Jehangir Art Gallery and Regal Cinema.
Parking is available in the pay and park lots at Hutatma Chowk and Kala Ghoda.
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Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
(0.5 km from Prince of Wales Museum)
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, India
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Providing a rooftop terrace, Taj Mahal Palace is located in Mumbai and is a short walk from the Gateway of India and Leopold Cafe. It provides 5-star accommodation and views of the city.
Guests of Hotel Taj Mahal Palace can indulge themselves with a range of relaxation facilities at Jiva Spa, which features a beauty centre. It offers babysitting services, a currency exchange and a reception that is available 24 hours a day. It also has a gym with a swimming pool.
Each elegant room at Taj Mahal Palace includes slippers and movies-on-demand, while the bathrooms feature showers and bathrobes. They all include bottled water, a flat-screen TV and a sofa bed.
Taj Mahal Palace & Hotel provides a varied dining experience with Masala Kraft and Harbour Bar. Places to dine at the hotel include Shamiana and Golden Dragon. Guests are also able to try one of the many bars and cafés in the vicinity.
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel is ideally located for discovering Mumbai with the Prince of Wales Museum within walking distance. Nariman House, Bombay Stock Exchange and Rajabai Clock Tower are each within walking distance.
What's nearby? / Directions
Gateway of India - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Thomas Cathedral - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
National Gallery of Modern Art - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Rajabai Tower - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
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