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, FEBRUARY 12, 2017

Watching Nano-Machines at work

Imagine yourself trying to walk around in a submerged city at the bottom of the sea. You are being constantly blown around by strong currents. Life is not easy. Now, shrink this picture a million times and imagine thousands of tiny creatures inside each living cell in your body. Walking around in this watery world are your tiny "Motor proteins". Amazing creations of Mother Nature, your Motors do everything that you think you did.

What happens when they get 'hijacked'? What kinds of coordinations happen at this amazing micro-level.

We are thrilled to invite Prof. Roop Mallik - biophysicist and motor man - to Mumbai Local. An expert on nanoscale molecular motor proteins, Prof. Mallik is passionate about researching and discovering the goings-on inside the cell, within the building blocks of our body. He focuses on motor protiens, tiny machines that carry information and messages and signals from one part of the body to the other. Often the distances are amazingly small, but this information carriage is critical to the functioning of the body. It gets more complex - there are different kinds of motor proteins, and sometimes they seem to be possibly working against each other. But are they?

In this Mumbai Local, we will get a fascinating insight into this amazing functioning of the body, and get a glimpse into how it all works. We will also get to see how such research is done, and a fascinating insight into what this work has in common with the arts.

Join us for a deep dive into the nano-world of the human body!

RSVP by email to mumbailocal@junoontheatre.org
Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket


About the Speaker

Prof. Roop Mallik's journey in science has been a truly fascinating one. Today, he works in the broad area of Biophysics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. His laboratory researches and work on how nanoscale motor proteins generate tiny forces inside our body by using laser light. Apart from his love for motor proteins, Prof Mallik also loves hiking in the mountains and in fortresses, and is fascinated by abandoned places and structures.

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 National 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 third Sunday of every month.

Sunday, FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Prakash Chavan
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indie Pop
Folk Masti
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, FEBRUARY 19, 2017

Uttarakhandi Folk
Suresh Kala & Sarvesh Chinnappa
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indie Pop
Hakuna Matata
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The National 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.