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 welcomes families with a range of activities designed for visitors of different ages and interests.

Build Your Own Camera Obscura!

APR 16, 2017      11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Use optical illusions to see how the human eye and the mind can be tricked and reveal its workings. Connect this knowledge with how a camera works by building a camera obscura, a forerunner of the modern camera, and comparing its anatomy with the human eye!

The workshop will be conducted by Michael Cutts, Education Curator for FOCUS Photography Festival, Mumbai. Michael works with NGOs, governments, museums and schools using his background in learning and education for sustainable development.

Age Group: 15+
Charges: Rs 250 per head, inclusive of materials and museum entry fee.
Register: education@bdlmuseum.org

Weaving Tales in Collaboration with the Writer’s Bug

APR 8, 2017      10:00 am - 01:30 pm

Come, explore the Museum with a specially chosen children’s author and learn how to craft your own story!

Did you know that sculptors in ancient Kanchipuram believed that every stone is either a male or a female? Explore the fascinating behind India’s most unique sculptural art forms, the circumstances under which they were made and the people who were associated with it. You will never again look at a stone, wooden, or bronze statue as a mere piece of stone or metal!

This session will be conducted by Santhini Govindan who is a widely published, award-winning author of children’s literature in English. She has written more than 40 books for children, including poetry, picture books, and short stories. She has received two fellowships in Literature from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Age group: 9 - 14
Charges: Rs 500 per head inclusive of the Museum entry ticket

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