The oldest museum in Mumbai, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) is extraordinary example of Palladian design (derived from Andreas Palladio, an Italian architect of the 16th century). Originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts, it was rebuilt in 1862 in the Renaissance Revival style of Palladian. The Museum was painstakingly and comprehensively restored between 2003 and 2007.
Where: Rani Bagh, 91/A, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Byculla, Mumbai. (Next to the botanical gardens and zoo). Closed on Wednesdays and some public holidays.
More Information: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum website.