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National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai

National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai is a splendid spot to explore various Indian arts. This gallery offers a great treat to all art lovers by showcasing various extinct art forms. So, let’s see more about this place!

Best Time To Visit: You can visit this Modern Art Gallery Mumbai all year round.

Location: National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Near Kala Ghoda, Mumbai, India.


National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai is one of the prestigious art galleries in India. This building is located in Colaba region of south Mumbai. Initially. Earlier, this building was used to host concerts. The art gallery was established in 1954 & later opened to the public in 1996. The vision of the establishment of this gallery is to support the modern art trends in Indian culture. It is certainly among the best art galleries in the Maharashtra.


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It has a brilliant collection of modern as well as old artworks. Maharaja of Jaipur used this beautiful building as his palace. The gallery has a rich collection of over 17,000 works from the period of 1850 onwards. This is one of the worth visiting spots in Mumbai.

What To See

The gallery exhibits arts of top 19th & 20th-century artists. The gallery building comprises of 5 exhibition halls, 1 auditorium, cafeteria, library, storage and office. One can see beautiful sculptures, graphics, photographs & oil paintings in this gallery. People can witness amazing art by Rabindranath Tagore, M.F. Husain, Raja Ravi Varma, Tayyab Mehta, Amrita SherGil, Nandalal Bose, Thomas Daniel and much more.

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The arts from modern and post-colonial are represented in a very nice manner. In addition to Indian art, tourists can see artwork done by foreign artists. Egyptian artefacts, statues & mummies can also be seen here. National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai houses some of the oldest works which date back to 1857. So if you want to discover the most remarkable collection of contemporary as well as modern art in India, this is a perfect spot for you!

National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai History

This modern art gallery is directed by the Department of Culture of Government of India. The initial name of this building was Sir Cowasji Jehangir Public Hall but later it was changed as National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai. In 1960’s, this place was a used for concerts and other similar ventures. But faced the resistance of people. Due to this reason, it was then converted into the art gallery.

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National Gallery of Modern Art also has its branches at Baroda, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Shanti-Niketan. These branches display amazing Indian regional arts in that particular gallery. Gallery authorities also organize various exhibitions to encourage emerging Indian & foreign artists.


Timings: It is open to tourists every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Museum remains closed on Monday & Public Holidays.

How To Reach: You can reach National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai by catching a taxi, radio cab or even BEST bus from anywhere in the Mumbai.

  • Nearest Railway Station: Churchgate (on Western Railway) & CST (on Central Railway) are the closest railway stations to reach this art gallery.
  • Bus from CST: catch bus number 14, 69, 101 & 130. 
  • Bus from Churchgate: catch bus number 70, 106, 122, 123, 132 & 137.

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Ticket Charges:



Indian Person


Foreign Person


College Students till 12th (With ID Proof)


Website of National Gallery of Modern Art:

Contact Number: 022-22881969 / 70.

Eating Stuff: Gallery has its own cafeteria. There are some of the good cafeterias as well as restaurants nearby to grab a bite!

Accommodation: Mumbai has a large number of Delux, Semi-Delux & Budget hotels. So, you can easily find a good hotel according to your budget.

Nearby Attractions: Prince of Wales Museum, Jehangir Art Gallery, Gateway of India, Flora Fountain, Marine Drive, Rajabaai Tower, Dhobi Ghat, Rani Chi Baug, Fashion Street, Global Vipassana Pagoda

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So if you are planning to visit Mumbai then National Gallery of Modern Art Mumabi is a good spot to explore!  Don’t forget to share your experience 😉