Victoria Gardens, now named Jijamata Udyan, is the oldest public garden in Mumbai.
My map here.
Opened in 1872, the museum was intended as a showcase for the decorative and industrial arts. Once known as the Victoria and Albert Museum, it remains the oldest museum in Mumbai.
My principal reason for coming was to see the building itself which is stunning.
I can’t say I was that blown away by the actual exhibits, but there were a few nice objects that caught my eye.
Click on the gallery to go to a slideshow.
Out in the garden are several statues of establishment figures from the British era. Many of them are missing their heads or noses as a result of vandalisation by Indian nationalists after the annoucement of independence.
Other sights in the garden include the David Sassoon clock tower.
For more Victoriana, see my post on Victorian Gothic architecture.
Moving up into north Mumbai next…