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: Mind and Matter Trail!

APR 20, 2018      11 am - 12 pm

Your littlest ones are invited to get curious and creative on this mini trail, exploring and responding to materials like twigs, leaves, clay!

Age group: 2 - 3.5 year old

Venue: Museum Plaza

Charges: Rs. 200 per child, inclusive of all materials

Register via BookMyShow.

Parents can accompany their children. Museum entry charges applicable for all parents.


Free Workshop: Make Your Own Mandala - with Logos!

APR 21, 2018      11 am - 1 pm

Join the Summer Fun at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum!April - May 2018

Inspired by Vandana Jain’s ‘Logo Mandala’, on view as part of the Museum’s latest exhibition of contemporary art works, participants are encouraged to craft their own mandala designs using the logos and brand images that are all around us.

Collage activity, open to all.

Workshop begins with a tour of the exhibition, Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacy of Post Independent Art from South Asia, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, on view till 19 June, 2018

Free and open for all age groups. Workshop is free of cost, all materials provided. Museum entry ticket applies


Workshop: People called Mumbai!

APR 28, 2018      11 am - 1.30 pm

In collaboration with Funokplease & The People Place Project

Join the summer fun at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum! April - May 2018

Who built the city of Mumbai? Why is it called the 'City of Dreams'? How did Mumbai become such a busy city?

Explore the story of Mumbai through its people and their occupations through history in this fun creative writing workshop!

In this workshop the children will participate in an interactive discussion about Mumbai. This will be followed by a tour of the clay models in the Museum's collection that gives an idea about the lifestyle of Mumbai in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inspired by these clay models and discussion, the participants will be encouraged to write or illustrate a story about how they perceive the city today!

The workshop will be conducted by the author of the book 'People Called Mumbai' (children's edition) by Vinitha Ramchandani.

Charges: Rs 300 per head, inclusive of Museum entry ticket for the participants + author signed copy of the book 'People Called Mumbai'!

Age group: 8 to 12 year olds

Venue: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Prior registration is must. Registration via BookMyShow.

Workshop begins with a tour of the exhibition, Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacy of Post Independent Art from South Asia, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala, on view till 19 June, 2018

Free and open for all age groups. Workshop is free of cost, all materials provided. Museum entry ticket applies.


Free Tour: Discover Raja Ravi Varma in the Museum!

APR 29, 2018      11.30 am - 1 pm

Join us as we celebrate Raja Ravi Varma's 170th birth anniversary with a special tour of the Museum's collection inspired by Ravi Varma!

This tour will explore the legacy and influence of Raja Ravi Varma on modern Indian art practices by walking the participants through objects in the Museum that were modeled after iconic paintings or 'calendar art' created by Ravi Varma.

The tour will be conducted in English. Open and free for all. Museum entry charges applicable.

Registration: https://bit.ly/2EMCKhu


Workshop: Paper Play experience & understand paper like never before!

APR 27, 2018

Watch a theatre performance designed using papers, sounds, music and movements! Learn how paper take a different form every second moment. Twist, turn, tear, damp, stamp, glide or blow to to create sounds, machines, structures or different objects with paper!


We're hosting two sessions of this workshop for different age groups.
First session | 10:30 am to 11:30 am for 3 - 5 year olds
Second session | 12 pm to 1:30 pm for 6 - 8 year olds

Charges: Rs 200 per child inclusive of Museum entry ticket and materials.

Museum entry ticket applicable for accompanying parents.Limited seats available, prior registration required.

Registration: https://bit.ly/2EKytep