One of the oldest Mumbai museums was formerly known as Victoria and Albert Museum. Established in 1872, this museum showcases cultural Indian heritage with various arts and crafts pieces.
The Museum building is one of the most important historical sites of the city.
A little more than a hundred years later, on November 1, 1975, the Museum was renamed the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in honour of the man whose vision and dedication enabled its establishment. Dr. Bhau Daji Lad was the first Indian Sheriff of Mumbai, a philanthropist, historian, physician, surgeon and secretary of the Museum Committee when it was first instituted.