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.


The Museum’s extensive outreach includes theatre, performance, public lectures and film as well as programmes in collaboration with other organizations.

What’s On

Mumbai Local with Junoon

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Get involved in this interactive session where artists and scientists share their stories with the public.

Sunday, Dec 09, 2018

Daring Theatre: Vastraharan and other stories

With theatre producer Prasad Kambli in conversation with Ramu Ramanathan

5:00 pm

Bhadrakali Productions holds a special place in Marathi commercial theatre. Founded by Macchindra Kambli in 1982, this theatre production house posed a definitive challenge to the established mores of Marathi theatre of the time. With the cult play Vastraharan, Macchindra Kambli brought Malwani language and culture, and working class people onto centre-stage, both literally and figuratively opening up the domain of Marathi commercial theatre to new stories, cultures and audiences.

We are delighted to invite Prasad Kambli, the current head of Bhadrakali Productions and indeed the Natya Parishad, to Mumbai Local. Three decades later, 5,000 shows later, Prasad continues the founding spirit of Bhadrakali Productions, seeking to once again bring new energy and direction to Marathi commercial theatre. In this Mumbai Local, he will share with us how and why Bhadrakali Productions produced more than fifty plays, and the efforts he is taking to define new directions and encourage new voices.

Expect an evening filled with theatre daring, anecdotes, laughter and imagination, as Prasad takes us through Vastraharan, Sangeet DevBabhali and other plays. For all lovers of Vastraharan, come relive the magic of the journey. For those new to this story, come join the magic!

This session is curated by Ramu Ramanathan.

Venue: Education Centre

Entry free with Museum ticket

RSVP via BookMyShow


About the Speaker

Abhishek Nair is a supervising sound editor and designer with over ten years of industry experience and a distinguished roster of work. His work has included dozens of film and show mixes. He has worked for critically acclaimed films like Barfi, Jagga Jasoos, Bahubali, Fandry, Sairat, Maradona and many more across languages. Abhishek completed his graduation from MKS college of Commerce and Economics. Abhishek's love for music and musical gadgets inspired him to push his boundaries and self learn the sound techniques.

Abhishek's repertoire of services in post sound includes the entire post process, -- all sound editorial and track building; dialogue conform, ADR recording, mixing, and sound design. He cuts audio like greased lightning.
In his free time Abhishek loves playing variety of his musical instruments and cook food.

About Junoon

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is glad to partner with Junoon, co-founded by Sanjana Kapoor and Sameera Iyengar, to present Mumbai Local - a community arts initiative. Mumbai Local dream is to build generous and inclusive communities of people across Mumbai by embedding the arts into our collective neighbourhood experience.

Live Music

With the Natural Streets for the Performing Arts (NSPA)

Visitors can be a part of this exciting outdoor experience. NSPA performances are held at the Museum Plaza through the year on the first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Uttarbhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Uttarakhandi Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Uttarabhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Folk Fusion
Sochh Band
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural Streets for Performing Arts (NSPA) is a non-profit initiative to revive a culture of public performances and support the livelihoods of artists. Launched in October 2012, NSPA hosts musical performances for a total of 37 hours every week across 6 major railway stations on the Western and Central Rail Networks, and the Horniman Circle Gardens at Fort, Mumbai.

NSPA seeks to reclaim public spaces for the arts encouraging greater interaction between artists and the community, creating vibrant spaces of cultural interaction and energising the very city and its people with greater art consciousness. They work towards securing the livelihoods of independent artists across diverse art forms, thus, enabling them to follow their passion and take their art to new and larger audiences.

Museum Katta

At the Education Centre in the Museum Plaza

Parva Aamcha Popat Warla!

Sunday, Dec 02, 2018      05:00 pm

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.

Entry free with Museum ticket

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oWbQKNelC9FG1SqPe_2i3eHPVDKP0es-JM9ssuZ2CBI/edit