Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai is named after Prince George (Later George V) who visited India in 1905. This museum is designed by George Wittet. The foundation stone of this museum at Delhi was laid in 1905 by the visiting Prince of Wales.
The building was completed in 1914. During World War I, it was converted to a military hospital. The architecture of the colonial building is worth observing. The dome is the replica of the famous Gol Gumbaz in Bijapur, Karnataka. The various features of the Prince of Wales Museum include small bulbous cupolas on towers, semi-open verandahs Saracenic arches with Muslim 'Jalis' as fillers and Rajput 'Jharokhas' You will find every form of the Indian style of construction present here.
The Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai includes a central hall, two upper floors with galleries located on the right and left. There is an extension on the right-hand side of the main building which includes the natural history section. The second floor includes the Indian miniature painting gallery, the pride of the museum, decorative art gallery, Tibetan and Nepali art gallery and so on.
As you explore the various galleries of the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, you can almost experience 5,000 years of Indian art in a capsule. This museum at Mumbai is open from 10.15 am to 6.00 pm on all days except on: Mondays.