Learning at the Museum

The Museum offers a rich selection of learning and outreach programmes focused on providing stimulating, participatory experiences that respond to different age, interest and language groups, and recognize a diversity of backgrounds. These experiences are aimed at encouraging critical engagement with Mumbai’s history, and artistic and cultural developments.


What’s On

Workshop: Paint Your Own Monsoon Ragamala

AUGUST 05, 2018      11 am - 2 pm

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum invites you to a special workshop inspired by the Megh Malhar, a ragamala painting which personifies the monsoon!

Join us for a tour of the Museum's ragamala collection to decipher their meaning and moods, and then paint your own ragamala.

This workshop is based on the Museum's collection of Ragamala miniature paintings that depict various ragas from Hindustani classical music, traditionally sung at particular times during a day and in particular seasons to evoke different moods.

Tea and bhajjias will help get us all in the monsoon spirit!

Venue: Education centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Charges: Rs 200 per head, inclusive of Museum entry ticket
Age Group: 16 years and above
Tickets will go live on BookMyShow soon!


Storytelling Performance | Discovery of India with Folktales

AUGUST 11, 2018     04 pm - 05.30 pm

Discovery of India with Folktales is a storytelling performance that will transport children (and even adults!) through the length and breadth of India with handpicked folklore from the country!

Story-teller Ulka Mayur will not only unravel traditions and heritage of India through four engaging stories, but will also enrich children’s imagination and language skills.

About the story-teller:
Ulka Mayur is a versatile artist - a performer, writer, director, Kathak dancer and a storyteller. She has a doctorate in literature and one of her research area being folklores, she curates lesser known folktales.

Ulka’s expertise lies in picking niche, but interesting stories and narrating them with great penchant. Using voice modulation and acting skills, Ulka makes each character alive and creates space for audience to participate, almost turning her storytelling sessions into rock shows.

As a storyteller, she has performed in many art and cultural festivals such as Kala Ghoda festival, Gujarat Literature festival. She has written and directed three plays: Tik Tak Tales (a children’s play), Cast Off All Shame (a solo theatre piece in which she acts too) and I, Cloud. These plays have been performed across several venues in Mumbai including NCPA and Prithvi. At present, Ulka is penning a new play for children and a book.

Age group: Suitable for children between 4 to 12 years. One parent can accompany each child.
Language: English & Hindi
Charges: Rs 150 per child, inclusive of Museum entry fees. Parents will have to buy the Museum entry ticket.
Venue: Education Centre, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum
Seating on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will soon be available on BookMyShow!


Festive Fun: Make Your Own Rakhi!

AUG 25, 2018      11:00 am - 02:00 pm

With Raksha Bandhan around the corner what would be a better gift for your brother (or sister!) than a hand-made rakhi?

Explore the colours, patterns and designs in Museum's permanent collection and get inspired to create your own, unique Rakhi!

This activity is free and open for all! All materials will be provided. Museum entry ticket applicable. No prior registrations required.