Top 10 Art Galleries in Mumbai – Where Art and Culture are still Alive!!

 Chhatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - Art Galleries in Mumbai

Mumbai has seen the rise of different art galleries across the city. From those with contemporary art to galleries dedicated to Bollywood, it’s difficult not to find one you’ll love. Keep reading this post to discover ten of the best art galleries in Mumbai.

1. The National Museum of Indian Cinema

With at least one thousand films released annually, it’s only suitable for India’s film industry, Bollywood, to have a gallery dedicated to its history. The national museum of Indian cinema pays tribute to the industry’s journey through the years and the technology that made it happen.

  • Address: Gulshan Mahal, 24 Pedder Rd, Cumballa Hill Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M open from Tuesdays to Sundays.
  • Entry Fees: 50 to 200 Rupees
The National Museum of Indian Cinema

2. Pundole Art Gallery

If you’re a fan of contemporary art, then Pundole art gallery is right up your alley. Credited with the growth of India’s art scene, the gallery has opened its doors to the enthusiast for fifty-nine years. It’s also home to artists such as M.F Hussain, F.N Souza, and Ram Kumar.

  • Address: 8 J.N. Heredia Marg, Hamilton House, Ballard Estate, Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00A.M to 7: 00P.M
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Project 88

Project 88 is known for its bold style of contemporary art. Art enthusiasts have graced its halls since 2006. The gallery is home to famed local artists such as Hemali Bhuta and Bharti Kher.

The gallery is also known to house Australian artist Maggie Baxter’s ‘Blurred Lines. Project 88 is located in an old remodeled printing press in B.M.P Building.

  • Address: Narayan A Sawant Rd, Azad Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai.
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7: 00 P.M open from Tuesday to Saturday
  • Entry Fee ranges from 10 to 150 Rupees.

4. Sakshi Art Gallery

Sakshi art gallery is a well-known gallery known for housing both well known for housing both well-known and upcoming artists. This privately-owned gallery is credited for changing the art scene in Mumbai.

Besides works from Ram Kumar and M.F. Hussain, the gallery regularly holds exhibitions showcasing art from upcoming artists.

  • Address: Colaba, Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M closed on Sundays
  • Entry Fee: Free

5. Jehangir Art Gallery

Jehangir art gallery is one of the most prestigious galleries in Mumbai and has hosted hundreds of exhibitions. It was founded by art enthusiast Sir Cowasji Jehangir in 1952 and comprised three halls dedicated to contemporary art; the Hiriji Jehangir gallery, the Exhibition gallery, and the Auditorium. The gallery also has an exhibition for photography enthusiasts called the Terrace art gallery.

Jehangir Art Gallery has furnished a forum for aspiring artists, who have forever availed the opportunities delivered by the gallery to communicate with the art community at various levels. The gallery has persisted as a center of activity for artists, connoisseurs, art lovers, and the public.

  • Address: Jehangir Art Gallery, 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400021 Phone: 022- 22843989
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M
  • Entry Fee: Free
Jehangir Art Gallery

6. Chatterjee and Lal Art Gallery

This well-known gallery is located in the up-market neighborhood of Colaba, Mumbai. This single-roomed gallery was founded by husband and wife Mortimer Chatterjee and Tara Lai in 2003.

The gallery grew in popularity after Nikhil Chopra drew the view of the gallery from the rooftop after spending three days in a gallery room. The galley showcases art from upcoming Indian artists.

  • Address: Kamal Mansion, Colaba, Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M from Wednesday to Saturday, open 24 hours on Tuesday and closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • Entry Fee: Free

7. Volte Gallery

Volte gallery is one of the more modern galleries in Mumbai, having opened its doors to the public in 2008. The gallery is known for its extensive contemporary art style from well-known artists such as Francesco Clemente, Wim Delvoye, and Sheba Chhachhi. Volte gallery is the go-to place if you fancy eccentric art styles.

  • Address: Colaba Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M the gallery is closed on Sundays
  • Entry Fee: Free

8. Chemould Prescott Road Gallery

Regarded as one of the oldest art galleries in Mumbai, Chemould Prescott Road gallery is home to contemporary art. The gallery was rebranded and was moved to the fort area in 2007.

The gallery houses work from famous artists such as SH Raza and M.F. Hussain. You could also buy contemporary art from this gallery and showcase some of yours.

  • Address: Queens Mansion, 3rd floor, G. Talwalkar Marg, Fort Mumbai
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M from Monday to Saturday
  • Entry fee: Free

9. Gallery Maskara

If you fancy art suspended in the air or unique art from all over the world, then Gallery Maskara is the place to be. Located in the posh neighborhood of Colaba, the gallery aims to give an unforgettable experience to art enthusiasts.

It is home to work from renowned artists such as sculptor Peter Buggenhout and graffiti artist Nina Pandolfo. The gallery also strives to promote art from upcoming radical artists.

  • Address: 6/7 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005. Phone+91 22 3567 4685
  • Timing: 11:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M the gallery is closed on Mondays
  • Entry Fee: Free

10. Chhatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Considered one of India’s oldest art galleries, Chhatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya has been operating for over a century. The gallery was once known as the Prince of Whales Museum and is known for its celebration of premier and historic artwork dating back to the colonization era. Some art present at the gallery includes Buddhist sculptures and other historical pieces.

  • Address: 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400023, Maharashtra, India
  • Timing: 10:15 A.M to 6:00 P.M. The gallery is closed on Mondays.
Chhatrapati Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Entry Fee

CategoryTicket Cost
Indian Adults above 15 years of age₹ 150 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
Indian Group visitors 15 and more₹ 125 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
Indian Defence Personnel and Senior Citizens – Service ID card₹ 100 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
College Student – with a valid ID card₹ 75 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
Children / Students 5-15 years₹ 35 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
Foreign Visitors (above 15 years of age)₹ 650 + Complimentary mobile photo pass
Camera Passes*
Handheld camera without a tripod₹ 200
Video camera₹ 5000
Source : Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Wrap Up

Mumbai art galleries are a testament to the rich Indian culture. From art from historical times to modern contemporary, it’s hard not to get drawn to them. Visit some of these galleries for an unforgettable time.

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