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Town Hall (Asiatic Society Library)

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Town Hall, Opposite Horniman Circle | Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Fort, Mumbai, Mumbai 400001, India
Fort/Kala Ghoda
+91 22 2266 5139
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful and one of oldest libraries in Mumbai .The structure is grand , houses thousands of books and well maintained. The staff is a bit sluggish and laidback .A push is required to get your basic work done .Lots of complications if you...More

Thank Mohammed K
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I went to the Asiatic Society to study, and with the idea that it might be nice to be a life member. The library is very pretty, and I love to visit them and study in a new place, especially when I have a giant...More

3  Thank gigikami
Reviewed 5 March 2018

What a beautiful building; not sure about the renovation/conservation but anyway Mumbaikers are blessed to have such a building especially opposite a beautiful garden. Compared to the new capitals of the world that only have concrete!

Thank Hooray H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The actual library that can be visited is quite small and there were very few books in the cabinets. The books were quite outdated (there was a book on Yahoo!). There were a few older Indian men in the library reading newspapers though. The stairs...More

Thank Pris L
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This iconic Town Hall is a must visit place for all the visitors. Presently the spectacular steps of the Town Hall is under repairs. Its treasures of books and periodicals , ancient manuscripts, painted foils, coins, artifacts , maps and prints.

2  Thank MohanAmin
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent building in the heritage precinct of Bombay - has a decent collection of books and is well maintained.

Thank Jvalant
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

One of the monuments of Mumbai. It is very crowded in the day like the other places but peaceful in the night. Its an excellent place for a photo opportunity with its greek columns. Go in the night when there is less crowds and the...More

Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed 30 November 2016

located in the fort area, its one of the most famous libraries in Mumbai area. It has got pretty huge collection of old books and manuscripts . It can be considered as paradise for book lovers only sore point is that it remains closed on...More

Thank Nikhil P
Reviewed 12 October 2016

More than 3000 manuscripts in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Urdu and Persian along with priceless numismatic collection of 11829 coins add to the exceptional collection of the library. Presently known as the Asiatic Society of Bombay, this learned group was formed with the intention of promoting Asian...More

1  Thank thrilladventure
Reviewed 26 September 2016

- This place is actually familiar to most of them, who watch Bollywood movies. This is seen in most of the Hindi Films like Jaane tu ya Jaane Na - This place consists one of the oldest books and editions in the history - This...More

1  Thank lynettejoeld
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Fort/Kala Ghoda
Undeniably among the most historic neighborhoods, Fort
binds the entire city together. Those wanting to learn
more about the roots of Mumbai will have a treat
picking up cues here. From Chhatrapati Shivaji
Terminus (CST) (Mumbai’s most recognised railway
station) to the famed Town Hall and some of the oldest
bazaars, Fort reflects Mumbai’s rich past in ways that
few neighborhoods do. Popular for its family-run Parsi
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