About Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, abbreviated CSMVS and previously named the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the primary museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was based in the early years of the 20th century by means of outstanding citizens of Mumbai, with the assist of the government, to commemorate the visit of Edward VIII, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is located within the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum became renamed within the 1990s or early 2000s after Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire.
The constructing is constructed within the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of different varieties of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The museum building is surrounded with the aid of a garden of palm timber and formal flower beds. The museum houses approximately 50,000 reveals of historic Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, labeled normally into 3 sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta.