Free Public Tours

Explore the Museum with the
curatorial team every weekend.

Time: Saturday and Sunday
11:30 am English Tour
12:30 pm Hindi/Marathi Tour
Open to all.
Museum ticket applicable.
Closed on Wednesdays.

Adult Learners

Once a month, the Museum invites young, talented professionals to lead intensive workshops for adult audiences. Participants benefit from their expertise, experiment with a new art form, develop new skills and leave here inspired!

Adult Learning Workshop

From Timber to Timbre: A Sarod masterclass by Suresh Vyas

JULY 22, 2017     04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

A masterclass tracing the glorious history of the melodious instrument the Sarod, from its humble origins to its present form.Suresh Vyas of the Senia Maihar Gharana will unravel the instrument even as he shares stories of the great maestro Baba Allauddin Khan.The programme will conclude with a short recital of 2 Raags created by Baba Allauddin Khan.

Charges: Rs. 100 (inclusive of Museum entry charges).

About Shri Suresh Vyas:

Suresh Vyas has earned his tutelage under the legendary Ma Annapurna Deviji daughter of Baba Alauddin Khan. Suresh has been learning the Sarod for over 35 yrs. He is a teacher, performer and a raconteur and has to his credit several performances and speaking assignments.

Activity: Community Drum Circle

JULY 15, 2017    04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

An event where members of the public are invited to drum and create music together. It’s a stress buster, a great way to meet like-minded people and an opportunity to reconnect with your inner rhythm.

Taal Inc. brings music to each and every one in the community! These Community Drum Circles are our little step towards bringing drums, rhythm and the sheer joy that they precede, into every single home. They do these drum circles in Pune, Mumbai and Goa.

You need not be a drummer or musician to be a part of our monthly sessions. If you have an instrument, bring it along else you will be provided with a drum / percussion instrument.

So Mumbaikars, come join us for an evening where you will sing, dance, drum and make new friends!

In collaboration with Taal Inc.

Charges: Rs. 100 for adults

Free for 12 years to 18 years

To register please write to education@bdlmuseum.org

Come. Drum. Be One.

Once Again - You DON'T have to be a drummer to take part in our Drum Circle. NO prior musical experience is required.

Past Workshops

Workshop: Textiles on Paper!

JUNE 24, 2017     11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Explore techniques such as block printing, knots & pleats of tie-and-dye that are commonly used fabric to create fun patterns on paper!

Participants will be provided three sheets of special handmade paper made out of fabric, acquired from Rajasthan.

Age Group: 7+ and adults

Charges: Rs 300 per head inclusive of Museum entry ticket and materials

Registration enquiries: education@bdlmuseum.org

In collaboration with Iteeha


Make Your Own Terrarium!

Participate in this workshop to create a terrarium that you can take back home! Terrariums are unique, mini ecosystems in glass bowls.The workshop will be conducted by a professional gardening expert Anusha Babbar.

This workshop is inspired by the work 'Terrasphere' on display at the Museum as part of an ongoing exhibition titled 'Speculations From The Field' by Rohini Devasher.


Film-Making on the Phone

Short-film and brand maker Rahul Datta of the Starving Artists Films guided the participants on different hacks and techniques for creating short films using just a smartphone.

JULY 2016

What’s your type?

This workshop was presented as part of the outreach for the temporary exhibition ‘EYE ON POLAND: New Graphic Design from Poland’, which showcases contemporary Polish design through posters, books, vinyl and cd covers.

Inspired by this exhibition, the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum hosted a typography workshop conducted by graphic designer and typographer Kruti Saraiya.

MAY 2016

Photomontage Workshop

Drawing on the exhibition ‘Silver Magic Vintage Photographs of the Golden Age of Hindi Cinema’, participants transformed and combined pre-existing, disparate images from Hindi cinema to create a new, imaginary reality. Participants re-created popular scene stills or movie posters from their imagination!

March 2015

Pottery and Clay Modelling

Abbas Galwani, potter, artist and teacher helped enthusiastic participants explore and experiment with a range of wheel and hand building techniques

February 2015

Building Shadow Boxes

Filmmaker, artist and toymaker, Ruchi Bakshi showed participants the tricks to creating their own story in a shadow box

January 2015

Comics and Cartoons

Abhijeet Kini, creator of the popular comics Milk and Quickies and Angry Maushi, held participants enthralled as he guided them through the process of creating their own characters, storylines and artworks!

November 2014

Photo-Walk through Byculla

Travel and adventure photographer Mayank Soni led a photo-walk through the Museum’s immediate neighbourhood of Byculla. Participants explored the heritage precinct’s markets, cafes, bungalows, businesses and religious sites, and, under Mayank’s expert guidance, caught it all on camera!

October 2014

3D Paper Sculpting

Artist and crafter Nibha Sikander revealed how she creates delicate 3D sculptures using only coloured paper and a very sharp cutter.

Image Gallery