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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya


The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya shortened CSMVS and formerly named the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by noticeable citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of Edward VIII, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is situated in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum was renamed in the 1990s or early 2000s on the name of the founder of Maratha Empire "Shivaji."


"The museum building embodies the pomp and height at which the British Raj was moving ahead with their aggressive plans, in building the great metropolis Bombay." "In keeping pace with the best style of local architecture, many buildings were built, like, Bombay High Court building, and Gateway of India buildings were the most notable ones." The museum building was completed in 1915 , but was used as a Military Hospital during the First World War and Children's Welfare Centre, before being handed over to the committee in 1920. The Prince of Wales Museum was started on January 10, 1922, by Lady Lloyd, the wife of George Lloyd(Governor of Bombay). The museum building is a Grade I Heritage Building of the city and was awarded the first prize (Urban Heritage Award) by the Bombay Chapter of the Indian Heritage Society for heritage building maintenance in 1990. In 1998 the Museum was renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

Full Address

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India


Type of Place

  • Museum
  • Historical

Prefered For

  • Couples
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Kids
  • Senior Citizen


  • Chhatarapati Sivaji International Airport
  • Chhatarapati Shivaji Terminus

Important Information


  • Famous Statues and Scluptures :-- ~Devotee statue from Mirpur Khas in Sindh ~Buddha statue made of terracotta, Mirpur Khas. ~Plaster replica of Astamurti (form of Shiva). ~Brahma statue made of basalt and found in Elephanta Caves. ~Terracotta head from Akhnoor (Kashmir). Head presented to Museum from the collection of Alma Latifi. ~Statue of Gautama Buddha delivering his first sermon in the deer park at Sarnath, Varanasi. ~Gautama Buddha statue from Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. ~Shantinath statue from Varaval in Sindh ~Parshvanatha statue ~Gautama Buddha statue discovered in Indian state of Odisha. ~Mahavira statue from Karnataka ~Rishabhanatha, first tirthankar of Jainism ~Japanese Sculpture

Things to Buy

  • THINGS TO BUY= ~Linking Road, Bandr Situated: Right opposite R.D. National College Best for: Accessories, clothes, shoes for both men and women. ~Colaba Causeway, Colaba Situated: Close to Fort area and Cuffe Parade Best for: Books, jewelry, handicraft and cloths. ~Lamington Road, Grant Road Situated: Near Grant Road railway station. Best for: Electronics, gadgets, mobile phones, laptopns etc. ~Fashion Street, MG Road Situated: Near Azad Maidan Best for: High street fashion trends in cheap prices. ~Crawford Market Situated: North of Shivaji Terminus and near J.J. flyover. Best for: Wholesale home utility products, exotic fruits ~Hill Road, Bandra Situated near: Elco Restaurant Best for: Hardware, wood work, wholesale general stores and cloth shops

Things to Eat

  • CUISINES ~Trishna restaurant: indian,seafood,Asian ,vegetarian ~Cafe royal -international,vegetarian, indian ~The pantry-cafe,European, vegetarian ~The table-gluten authorities, vegetarian

Things to enjoy