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.


NOV 12, 2017        Mumbai Local with Junoon

“That which pleases” is a rãga

Join us for a journey with acclaimed Thumri singer Dhanshree Pandit-Rai who will take us on a journey through raags, showing us how they work, the ways they take from and connect to our lived experience of the world, and how they might, in fact, actually be all around us - we only need to know how to recognise them!


NOV 05 & 19, 2017        04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Live Music

with the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Listen to Uttarbhartiya, Uttarakhandi Folk and Indie Pop at the Museum Plaza


NOV 17, 2017     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.


NOV 30, 2017     06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Classicism and Baroque

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Bombay

Les Quatre Saisons by Poussin (1660-1664)
Le Mont Jingting en automne by Shitao (1671)
L'Astronome by Vermeer (1668)


NOV 26, 2017     4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children’s Film Festival

In collaboration with Canada in India

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


NOV 5, 2017     10.30 am - 11.30 pm

Workshop: Clay Play! Material Theatre for 3-5 yrs old

In collaboration with Mann Mela

Join us for a special workshop for the Museum’s youngest visitors. Attend a theatre performance that uses music, movement and a language you might be familiar with – gibberish! Get your hands dirty in a session of play with clay and other natural, found material.


NOV 19, 2017        11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Raga Elaborations on Sitar with Tushar Bhatia: A Sitar Masterclass From Alap to Jhala

Lecture and live demonstration by Tushar Bhatia

The session will trace the journey of this magnificent string instrument, the brief history and origin of sitar, including the basic playing techniques, and live demonstration of the main features of raag elaborations including the alap, jhala, jor and gat.


NOV 25, 2017        11.00 am - 02.00 pm

ArchiCapture: Architecture Photography Workshop

In collaboration with Open Bracket

This will be an intensive workshop on Architectural Photography. This workshop teaches how to use your camera to capture the beauty of an architectural design.


NOV 20, 2017        6pm - 8 pm

V&A: Ingenuity and Imagination

Lecture by Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Dr Tristram Hunt will discuss how the V&A’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define the Museum today. Tracing its genesis from its Victorian roots in the Design School Movement of the 1830s, through the Great Exhibition of 1851 and its shared history with the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, to its establishment as the Museum of Manufactures, Dr Hunt will explore the birth of the institution we now know.


NOV 25, 2017        6pm - 7.30 pm

Indian Design: A History and Its Problems

Lecture by​ ​Mayank Mansingh Kaul​

Indian Design is broadly considered as a phenomena of post-independent India. Over the last seven decades, the country's major pedagogical approaches have been West-centric, and their intrinsic vocabularies based in European modernism from the early 20th Century. In this illustrated lecture, Delhi-based designer and curator Mayank Mansingh Kaul reflects on how the contemporary articulation of Indian Design has rejected unique philosophies of creative production in the Indian subcontinent.