Prince Of Wales Museum (CSMVS) Timings, Ticket Bookings & Entry Fee

Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai/ CSMVS Museum Visitor Timings/ Bombay Museum Entry Fee/ Book Tickets Online: CSMVS or Prince of Wales Museum is the biggest attraction in Mumbai for an outsider. Here on this page, we are writing about the Visitors timings, online tickets booking for visitors, entry fee here.

About

Today this building is listed as a Grade I Heritage Building and has been awarded the ‘2010 UNESCO Asia – Pacific Heritage Award’ for Cultural Heritage Conservation. It has been awarded first place for Heritage Building Maintenance by the Indian Heritage Society.

Our aim at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) is to create awareness and sensitivity towards our rich heritage through a visitor-friendly museum for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment of the public.

History

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India. Situated on the southern tip of Mumbai on the ‘Crescent Site’, the Museum building is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

In the early years of the twentieth century, some prominent citizens of Bombay decided to set up a Museum with the help of the government to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales. One of the resolutions of the committee at its meeting on June 22, 1904, was, “The building should have a handsome and noble structure befitting the site selected, and in keeping with the best style of local architecture.”

The committee spared no effort to realize this dream. On March 1, 1907, the then government of Bombay handed over to the museum committee a spit of land known as the “Crescent Site”, situated at the southern end of the present Mahatma Gandhi Road. After an open competition for the design, George Wittet was commissioned to design the Museum building in 1909. George Wittet had collaborated with John Begg in the construction of the General Post Office building. His other works in Bombay include the Court of Small Causes and the magnificent Gateway of India.

Visitor Timings

Revised Rates w. e. f. 1st October 2019

Monday to Sunday from 10.15 am to 6.00 pm

Category Entry To The CSMVS Museum And CSMVS Children’s Museum Mumbai Experience
Indian Adult (Above 12 years) 100/- 50/-
Foreign Adult (Above 12 years) 650/- 50/-
Children (5 to 12 years of age) 30/- 30/-
Student (through school upto std. 10th) 30/- 30/-
College Student (with a valid ID card) 50/- 50/-
Indian Senior Citizen (above 60 years with I-card) 75/- 50/-
Defence Personnel (with service ID card) 75/- 50/-
Group Indian visitors (15 and more) 75/- 50/-

Ticket Booking

Online Ticket bookings are not available for this site. You can book tickets at the booking counter in person only.

The Museum Ticket-counter will close at 5.40 pm.

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