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

Sunday, Oct 13, 2019

Indian Animation: What Could it Be? With Shilpa Ranade 5:00 pm

How do you make the inanimate convincing? And how do you find a way or ways to tell your own stories with images and language of your own? These are the questions that drive Shilpa Ranade’s work as an illustrator, animator and image-maker. And she goes seeking for answers in the shadow puppetry of India, in the traditional Czech puppets in Prague, in our paintings and literary forms, in the stories we tell our children, and in the formal aspects of animation.

We are delighted to invite Shilpa Ranade – animator, book illustrator, image maker and perpetual student – to Mumbai Local to share with us her experiments with image-making that refuses formulas and seeks its own voice. The core focus of her talk will be on her work with Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya – inspired by Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne - first as an illustrated book and then as an animation feature which has received accolades ever since its release. Just for fun, for those who have not already seen the film, take a look at the trailer here.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday for a delightful evening with image-making and animation, and all the varied, incredible craft and thinking that goes into this work. A must for Satyajit Ray fans, who can additionally enjoy seeing his work living on in multiple forms.

Curated by Ramu Ramanathan
Venue: Education Centre
Entry free with Museum ticket
Register via BookMyShow!


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 Natural 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 first Sunday of every month.

Sunday, Oct 06, 2019

Uttar bhartiya Folk
Mountone Saaz 3
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Indie Pop
Shubhashish Upadhyay & Maheshwar Sharma
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, Oct 20, 2019

Uttar bhartiya Folk
Achchai Pandey & Manoj Sharma
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pop Fusion
Harmony Trio
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Natural 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.