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“David Sassoon Library and Reading Room”
12 Jul 2018
“Class 5 UNESCO heritage”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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152 David Sassoon Library Marg | Library Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001, India
+91 22 2284 3703
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Reviewed 3 days ago

David Sassoon Library and reading room is a heritage building more than a century old known for its architecture and palacial reading rooms. Free wifi service. It was constructed by Albert Sassoon son of famous philanthropist Sir David Sassoon. Visit this Colonial age structure and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Just walking distance from gate way / hotel Taj / Colaba causeway. U can't visit it from inside as it's a reading room and library and membership is required for entry . Westside mall is just nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank untamedrohit
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Another wonderful Colonial building in the centre of Bombay. It has to be cherished & respected & above all maintained. How many major cities in the world have such buildings- only steel & glass. You can visit the reading room.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Premolars208
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were lucky enough to wander in during the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, on a day when the back garden was open for a used book sale and author readings. It was a wonderful relaxed place to find some interesting books and hear some poetry.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Sherrill S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A 150 year old heritage with a wide selection of books crossing over 25000. Was quite amazed by the upkeep of the place.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank parthakundu
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A historic place to visit in Mumbai. Very vast collection of some good books. One can spend ample time in reading books here.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank thatzamit
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It is amazing to know that this beautiful stone building is about 150 years old and the library was started then. Access to library is allowed only to members which is a pity as the place has vast tourism potential. They could still allow tourists...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank sridharan2013
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a lovely 150 year-old building housing a library of books (which have seen better days). The interior is just lovely and provides some wonderful photo-ops.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Iconic structure 150 years old Grade 1 Heritage Library having over 27,000 books and a large number of rare books of century old is managed by Jews community. It needs some urgent repair to keep the treasure for posterity.

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The David Sassoon Library building is part of a whole row of pretty stone buildings in the Kala Ghoda area. The building like many others in the area was built in the late 19th century century. This building is in decent condition but some of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank percyvakil
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