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.

FEB 23, 2019 - MAY 26, 2019        10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Spectral Times

Sarnath Banerjee

Curated by Tasneem Mehta | Co-curated by Himanshu Kadam

The Museum has invited artist and graphic novelist, Sarnath Banerjee, to be a part of its 'Engaging Traditions' exhibition series, which provokes conversations around the Museum's history and collections. Banerjee's practice combines sound with illustrations and text, to create humorous stories derived from history, sociology and mythology. Narrated within the galleries of the 19th century Museum, these eerie, illusory and surreal stories offer critical insights into urban society through the myths and beliefs of our time. The exhibition, 'Spectral Times', follows Birjis Bari, a reporter for a local quarterly magazine, as he records otherworldly encounters with seven characters, which confounds everyday realities.

FEB 23, 2019 - MAR 24, 2019        10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Envisioning Asia: Gandhi and Mao in the photographs of Walter Bosshard

Curated by Gayatri Sinha and Peter Pfrunder

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Critical Collective and Fotostiftung Schweiz. The Swiss photographer Walter Bosshard (1892–1975) was a pioneer in the field of photojournalism. A master of both the word and the camera, he made a name for himself as a bridge builder between Asia and Europe, reporting on key political events and daily life in Asia in the 1930s. Today, his photographs and films are a rich source of information for understanding global history. Today nearly 90 years later, his photographs offer a compelling comparison between two dominant figures of Asia, Mahatma Gandhi and Mao Zedong as viewed from a single lens. Photographs of the Dandi March and the training of the Red Army, the message of nationalism and the symbols of resistance that these leaders adopted, reveal salient aspects of Asia’s history.


MAR 10, 2019        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Expect an evening that explores and celebrates what happens when the seemingly distinct fields of arts and engineering come together to tell us stories that matter to us with Raja Mohanty who will talk about the coming together of art and engineering, at the Dandi Memorial Project.


MAR 03 & 17, 2019        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Uttarakhandi, Uttarbharatiya, Bengoli & Marathi/Hindi Folk at the Museum Plaza!


MAR 30, 2019        5 pm - 7 pm

Museum Katta: Celebrating P L Deshpande and G D Madgulkar

To celebrate the birth centenary of the legendary Marathi polymath P. L. Deshpande and renowned poet and lyricist G. D. Madgulkar, the Museum is hosting a programme that commemorates their contribution to Maharashtra's literary traditions.

Author Prof. Pravin Davane and poet Arun Mhatre will read select works and poems of P.L. Deshpande and G.D. Madgukar.


MAR 15, 2019     06:00 pm - 08:00 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.


MAR 28, 2019        06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Film Screening | From the Palettes collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

David - The Intervention of the Sabine Women (1799) (30”)

Goya - Time and the Old Women (1812) (30”)

Géricault - The Raft of the Medusa (1819) (30”)


MAR 31, 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!


MAR 02, 2019        11 am - 2 pm

Free Workshop | Create Your Museum Mystery Story

Join us for a tour of the exhibition and listen into some of the stories. The tour will be followed by a workshop where you can write and illustrate your own mysteries around your favourite Museum object!


MAR 9, 2019        4 pm - 5 pm

Free Tour | Hidden Histories of the Museum

This special tour looks at lesser-known objects of the Museum and the hidden stories around them. Join us to uncover the secrets of the Museum and the city itself!