The first museum of Mumbai, this permanent exhibit showcases early art practices and craftsmanship of the various communities that resided in Bombay during the time of the Bombay Presidency.  It highlights Mumbai’s cultural heritage through rare fine art and decorative art objects such as miniature clay models, maps, lithographs, dioramas, rare books, photographs that document life in Mumbai during the 18th and the early 20th centuries. Apart from the permanent collection, the museum regularly organizes exhibitions of Indian contemporary artists.

Arts and Crafts, Social History
Opening Days
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Visiting Hours
10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Entry Fee
Applicable Free entry:
employees (with valid ID card), MCGM school children, Press, NGOs, visitors with disabilities
Average Duration
1-2 hours
Near Rani Baug, 91/A, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla - 400027
Getting There
Nearest Station: Byculla
Managed By
Others Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, and INTACH
Person In-charge
Other, Tasneem Mehta
+91 (22) 23731234