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.


DEC 09, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Mumbai Local with Junoon

Daring Theatre: Vastraharan and other stories

Expect an evening filled with theatre daring, anecdotes, laughter and imagination, as Prasad Kambli, theatre producer, takes us through Vastraharan, Sangeet DevBabhali and other plays.


DEC 02 & 16, 2018        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Folk Fusion, Uttarbhartiya and Uttarakhandi Folk at the Museum Plaza!


DEC 13, 2018     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. Film, art and academic practitioners are invited from time to time to engage in discussion on their work. The screenings are free and open to public.


DEC 23, 2018     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!


DEC 27, 2018     06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

From the Paletts collection by Alain Jaubert

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

La Tour - The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds (1635) (30”)
Rubens - The portraits of Hélène Fourment (around 1636) (30”)
Le Lorrain - Seaport at Sunset ((1639) (30”)


DEC 06, 2018        02.00 pm - 05.00 pm

Workshop: Digital Embroidery with Christian Lölkes

In collaboration with Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai

Join us for a special, one of a kind, workshop inspired by our ongoing exhibition, 'Connecting Threads: Textiles in Contemporary Practice'.

An interactive tour of the exhibition with a member of the Museum's curatorial team will be followed by an activity in which participants create patterns and shapes using computer codes and maths. These designs will then be fed into a digital embroidery machine and embroidered.


DEC 08, 2018        06.00 pm - 07.30 pm

Lecture-Performance | Singing the Texts, Dancing the Stories

Join us at the Museum for a lecture + performance by Rajika Puri on the Museum's collection of miniature paintings - specifically the Ragamala and Pahadi Kangra miniatures.


DEC 09, 2018        02.00 pm - 05.00 pm

Parent - Toddler Book Club at the Museum

In collaboration with Trilogy by The Eternal Library

Join us for our very first parent-toddler book club at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum!

On December 9, we delve into the world of The Coral Tree, written by Mamta Pandya and illustrated by Pankaj Gorana. We take a short walk around the Museum Plaza, meet some big trees, and try to understand what trees do every day. How do they grow, who visits them through the day, and what happens when a tree turns a year older?


DEC 02, 2018        05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Museum Katta

Parva Amcha Popat Warla!

Join us for dramatic reading of 'Parva Aamcha Popat Warla', one-act play by Dr. Chandrashekhar Phansalkar! It's a light hearted satire weaved around death of a pet bird. Atul Pethe will narrate the script.

Session will be conducted in Marathi.

Public Lecture

DEC 04, 2018        06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Making Public / Private Art

By Paul Wong

In collaboration with Prameya Art Foundation

Join us for a talk by Paul Wong, an award-winning Canadian multimedia artist and curator. This talk will reflect on the his practice of delving into 'everyday life’ where he takes personal stories, intimate issues and common materials to create art works that are then presented in the public context both in traditional and non-traditional visual media and performing venues.