This memorial in the form of a museum was to be erected on the plot of land known as the Crescent Site on the southern tip of the island.
The building was completed in 1914 but it opened to the public much later on 10th January, 1922.
Till then it was used by the military as a hospital and for the Children’s Welfare Exhibitions.
Many things have changed since then. Bombay is now known as Mumbai and the name of the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India
is changed to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Set against a well-laid-out garden which retains its original plan even today,
the museum is a Grade I Heritage building of the city.