Friends of the Museum

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.

Friends of the Museum   

We invite you to become a part of an institution that is integral to Mumbai city by joining or gifting the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad’s Friends of the Museum programme. This programme supports the Museum’s vital activities in the fields of education, outreach, conservation, publication and research.

Friends of the Museum have the opportunity to experience the Museum in a unique and special way with exclusive member benefits that include unlimited free admission, private tours, discounts at the Museum shop, and much more. Enjoy the privileges, enhance your experience and promote the future development of the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum by signing up for a membership category that is suitable for you.


Join, Renew or Gift a Membership

Individual Membership

1 Year validity: Rs. 1000/- 3 year validity: Rs. 2500/- Read More   

  • Introductory gift from the Museum Shop.
  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for the card holder plus 1 guest. Kindly show your membership card at the Museum ticket counter.
  • Introductory private tour of the Museum conducted by a member of the curatorial team with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people*
  • One behind the scenes tour of the Museum’s Conservation facilities and an interaction with the conservators with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people*
  • Priority access to our workshops and public lectures with prior intimation.
  • Invitation to our exhibition openings, gallery visits and special events
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop


Individual Membership - Gold

1 Year validity: Rs. 3000/- 3 year validity: Rs. 8000/- Read More   

  • An introductory gift from the Museum Shop
  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for the card holder plus one guest.
  • Free audio guide
  • Introductory private tour of the Museum conducted by a members of the curatorial team with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people*
  • Private tours of temporary exhibitions on view at the Museum with a member of the curatorial team with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people*
  • One behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s Conservation facilities and an interaction with our conservators with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people*
  • Invites to exclusive events such as exhibition openings, interactions with the artist and curator, gallery visits, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • 20% discount on special paid workshops and events.
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop


Family Membership (Valid for 5 or less immediate family members.)

3 year validity: Rs. 6000/- Read More   

  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for the card holders in the family
  • Introductory private tour of the Museum conducted by a member of the curatorial team with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people
  • One behind the scenes tour of the Museum’s Conservation facilities and an interaction with our conservators with prior booking for a minimum of 10 people
  • Free access with prior registration to 2 sessions of the Museum’s summer workshops (for ages 5 – 18 years) OR free access with prior registration to 2 sessions of the Museum’s adult workshops (18 yrs +) or 1 of each category
  • 20% discount on private children’s educational activities and workshops. Bookings must be made 1 month in advance for a group of 10 children minimum (for ages 5 – 18 years)
  • 20% discount on private Museum and exhibition tours. Bookings must be made 1 month in advance for a group of 10 people minimum
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop


Family Membership Gold (Valid for 5 or less immediate family members)

3 year validity: Rs. 10,000/- Read More   

  • Unlimited free admission to the Museum for the card holders in the family
  • Introductory private tour of the Museum conducted by a member of the curatorial team with prior booking for a minimum of 4 people
  • One behind the scenes tour of the Museum’s Conservation facilities and an interaction with our conservators with prior booking for a minimum of 10 people
  • Free access with prior registration to 2 sessions of the Museum’s summer workshops (for ages 5 – 18 years) OR free access with prior registration to 2 sessions of the Museum’s adult workshops (18 yrs +) or 1 of each category
  • 20% discount on private children’s educational activities and workshops. Bookings must be made 1 month in advance for a group of 10 children minimum (for ages 5 – 18 years)
  • 20% discount on private Museum and exhibition tours. Bookings must be made 1 month in advance for a group of 10 people minimum
  • 10% discount at the Museum Shop and special paid events (adults only)


Student Membership

1 year validity: Rs. 300/- Read More   

Same benefits as Individual Membership but at a discounted rate


Senior Citizens Membership (For persons aged 65 and above)

1 year validity: Rs. 300/- Read More   

Same benefits as Individual Membership but at a discounted rate


Gift Membership

1 year validity: Rs. 300/- Read More   

All categories except for the Family Membership are available for gifting.


Sign Up Today

In person - Sign up on your next visit to the Museum

Email -

For Corporate and Donor membership: Cynthia at ccardoza@bdlmuseum.org

For all other membership categories: friends@bdlmuseum.org

By Phone - +91-22-23731234