Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

(Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India)

For Students

Lectures and Gallery Tours


For school/college groups up to 100 persons, the Museum conducts orientation sessions which include a slide presentation and/or film to introduce the Museum and give information about its history and collections.


Special Talks

Besides orientation, you can also book slide-illustrated lectures for groups (max. 100 persons) on various topics related to the Museum collections

  • Indus Valley Civilisation
  • Indian paintings
  • Religion through sculptures
  • Reflections of Society through Miniature paintings
  • Buddhism in Nepal and Tibet
  • Warfare Technology in Islamic India
  • History of Mumbai
  • Museum as a source of Learning

You can team this up with a documentary films on topics related to the art collection in the Museum and the different traditional arts of India. Each film is about 20 – 30 minutes.


Documentary films

  1. History’s Greatest Mystery (Subject: Harappan Civilisation)
  2. Timeless Art (Subject: Indian Sculpture)
  3. Timeless Portrayal (Subject: Indian Miniature Painting)
  4. Timeless Evolution (Subject: Natural History of India)
  5. Indian Arms and Armour (Subject: Indian Arms and Armour)
  6. In Harmony with Nature (Subject: Warli painting in Maharashtra and Gujarat)
  7. Tana-Bana (Subject: Textiles in Gujarat and Rajasthan)
  8. Black Gold of Bidar (Subject: Art of Bidri making)
  9. Spirit of Beauty (Subject: Himalayan Art)
  10. Krishna Through Story and Song (Subject: Krishna in Art and Culture)

Gallery Tours

The Museum organises gallery tours for groups of 25 to 40 persons). These are customised tours of specific galleries or collections of the Museum which you wish to focus on.