Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.


MAY 12, 2019        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Theatre for Reading: the Goshtaranga movement With Geetanjali Kulkarni - day dreamer, theatrewali.

Expect an evening filled with stories and aspirations of Goshtaranga. Come hear how the effort started, how the theatre-loving culture of Maharashtra is being harnessed to scale up the impact of the programme, and how pedagogy meets theatre as actors, directors, and educators work together to make children fall in love with books and reading.


MAY 05 & 19, 2019        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Covers of International Music, Percussion Music, Instrumental Violin and Indie Music at the Museum Plaza!


MAY 11, 2019        05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Special Talk by Bharatnatyam artist - Revanta Sarabhai

Showcasing innovation in the classical art form of Bharatanatyam, Revanta’s contemporary approach to the traditional pandanallur-style margam breathes fresh life into an ancient tradition. Telling stories of long-distance relationships, the environment and its destruction, and globalisation through Bharatanatyam, the artist shares his creative journey while performing excerpts of his work

Born into a legacy of dance, Revanta is the third generation of classical dancers following his grandmother, the legendary Mrinalini Sarabhai, and his mother, Mallika Sarabhai, both his gurus. Through this talk, he pays homage to his grandmother, with 2019 marking her centenary, and will throw light on the art form as a reflection of the society and times we live in today.

This programme is supported generously by Mr Cyrus Guzder.


MAY 23, 2019        6:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Movies at the Museum

Curated by Avijit Mukul Kishore and Rohan Shivkumar

Launched on April 3rd 2015, 'Movies at the Museum' is a monthly screening programme, curated by filmmaker and cinematographer, Avijit Mukul Kishore, and architect and urban designer, Rohan Shivkumar. The programme includes films and videos made in different genres – documentary, fiction, animation and visual art.


MAY 30, 2019     06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Film Screening | From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Ingres - The Turkish Bath (1859-63) (30")

Manet - Olympia (1865) 30")

Renoir - Dance at Le moulin de la Galette (1876) (30")


MAY 19, 2019        04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Children’s Film Festival

In collaboration with Canada

The Museum is delighted to present 'Children’s Film Festival' featuring exciting Canadian animated stories about children and their freedom, rights and values. Join us for these fun and educational monthly film screenings!


MAY 4 & 5, 2019        10.30 AM - 5.30 PM

Summer Fun: Tales at the Museum!

A two day story-telling festival inspired by Sarnath Banerjee's exhibition 'Spectral Times'! Listen to unknown stories and discover new ways of telling them!


MAY 11, 2019        11.00 am-12:00 PM

Storytelling Session: Burrito Has A Butterbody!

Everyone says that Burrito has a butterbody. The bunny keeps slipping and tripping everywhere he goes! Will Burrito’s day of accidents ever come to an end? Join author, Anushi Mehta to learn about safety and take home your very own first aid kit!


MAY 18, 2019        10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Celebrate International Museum Day at BDL Museum!

Celebrate International Museum Day at the BDL Museum with fun workshops, Museum tours and activities for the whole family!


MAY 18 & 19, 2019        10:30 am - 2:45 pm

Fun with Legos!

In collaboration with Sunday Bricks

A fun, hands-on workshop where children will be taught how to use and build a game using Legos!

4 batches available between 10:30 am to 2:45 pm.

Batch 1 - 10.30 am to 11.00 am
Batch 2 - 11.45 am to 12.15 pm
Batch 3 - 01.00 pm to 01.30 pm
Batch 4 - 02.15 pm to 02.45 pm

Age Group: 6 years and above

Charges: Rs 100 per head per batch | Inclusive of Museum Tickets and Materials.

All accompanying parents need to buy the Museum entry ticket. Kindly note children will not be allowed to take Legos back home.


MAY 25, 2019        3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop: Create Your Own Zine!

In collaboration with Bombay Underground

Birjis Bari, the fictional character in the exhibition ‘Spectral Times’ by Sarnath Banerjee, is a reporter for a mysterious magazine The Spectral Times that reports the underlying forces that influence contemporary news. He interviews seven people who have had a brush with the otherworldly, in which the unreal becomes real!

Join us for this workshop and create your own zine of fictional encounters around the Museum!

Short for 'magazine', a zine is generally a publication by an individual or a small group, produced on budget. Learn different methods of making a zine and take home your very own!


MAY 26, 2019        10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Free Workshop | 'Creative Awareness'

An Expressive Arts Workshop with Gopika Dahanukar

Join us for this immersive workshop which introduces you to working in a sensory-based exploration in and outside the classroom. Participants will explore exercises and move through the arts in multiple modalities of Arts such as contemplative photography, movement, painting, poetry, in an intermodal experience.


MAY 26, 2019        4 pm - 6 pm

Book Launch - ‘It’s Easy to be You’

By author Radhika Singh, in conversation with Abhinav Bindra

Join us for the Mumbai launch of the book 'It's Easy to be YOU' by author Radhika Singh, who will be in conversation with Abhinav Bindra. The book helps readers enable a shift, change and growth in their lives. Using psychological theory and spiritual perspective, the book hones readers' internal awareness and awakening.


JUNE 2, 2019        10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Storytelling Session 'Mysterious Nature'

In collaboration with Katie Bagli and Geetanjali Shetty Kaul

Join us for a storytelling session that takes you to worlds unknown – monsoon treks in the Western Ghats or the untouched, serene lakes in Manipur. Get introduced to a mysterious animals – Black Panther, King Cobra, Stargazer Fish, Giant Squids, and more!

Public Lecture

MAY 04, 2019        6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hyderabad of the Nizams: Visual splendor through 19th century photographs

By Deepthi Sasidharan

With extensive background in working with several archival collections related to Hyderabad, Deepthi will trace the earliest photographs from the court of the Asaf Jah dynasty and provide insights into the city, palaces and lifestyle of the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Public Lecture

MAY 10, 2019        6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

'Why Have There Been No Guerilla Girls in Indian Art?'

By Dr. Parul Dave Mukherji

The most recent Kochi Biennale throws open a provocation to understand absences. If Guerilla Girls stand for fierce and upfront feminism, where were they in 'our' art history? What value do the grotesqueness and anonymity have in the subcontinent with its history of colonial past and much-maligned monsters?

Public Lecture

MAY 18, 2019        6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

'Lalbagh-A Botanical Garden in the City'

By Suresh Jayram

Bangalore's Lalbagh became the state botanic garden from 1856 and is the nodal point of horticultural activities in the state. Widely acknowledged as one among the best gardens in Asia for its botanical research and landscaping and the diversity of plant wealth. Suresh Jayaram will unravel the history of this garden, from the Fruit orchard of Hyder Ali to the Kew of India, the story of plant introduction, landscaping and Agri-horticultural hub.

Public Lecture

MAY 25, 2019        6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Invisibles: Photographing Women in Pre-Independent India

By Pramod Kumar KG

Hidden or more simply ignored, women are often perceived as the invisible half of pre-independent India. This talk shall engage with the how, why and when of photographing women across the subcontinent, when filters, formats, and agency were in and out of their hands.

Pramod Kumar KG is an independent researcher and Co-Founder of Eka Archiving Services a museum advisory.