From the National Gallery of Modern Art, cross the road and keep walking north. On your right, you'll find the Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum (now called the mouthful Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya). Its astonishing architecture makes it unmissable.
Designed especially as a museum, construction commenced in 1905 with the laying of the first stone by the then Prince of Wales. The architectural style is known as Indo-Saracenic -- a mishmash of Moorish Spain, Islamic domes, and Victorian towers. The Museum was opened to the public in 1922. Its collection has grown to include ancient items excavated from the Indus valley, Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, miniature paintings, weaponry, and natural history (including a variety of stuffed animals).
What you Need to Know
The Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.15 a.m. until 6 p.m. It's closed on national holidays. The admission price is 25 rupees for Indians and 300 rupees for foreigners. Concessions are available for students. Ph: 022 2844484.
More information: Mumbai Prince of Wales Museum website.