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Bhau Daji Lad Museum or Victoria and Albert Museum

History:Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. The Museum s collection showcases the Industrial Arts and life in nineteenth century Mumbai. The year 2007 marked the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Museum Collection. Public funds were raised to house the collection in a grand Palladian building with high Victorian interiors that was completed and opened to the public on May 2, 1872 as the Victoria & Albert Museum. The museum was renamed the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in 1975 in honour of the man whose vision and dedication ensured its establishment.The Museum s collection is made up of a fine and decorative arts collection which showcases the importance of craftsmanship skills nurtured by various communities. It also has an extraordinary collection of clay models and dioramas that document the different communities who contributed to the development of Mumbai and their culture and lifestyle in the 19th and early 20th century.