Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum (formerly the Victoria and Albert Museum) is the oldest museum in Mumbai. It was originally established in 1855 as a treasure house of the decorative and industrial arts. The construction of the present building in Jijamata Udyan in Byculla started in 1862 and was completed in 1871. The museum was opened on May 2, 1872. In 1975, this museum was renamed as the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum.
Between 2003 and 2007, this museum has undergone a major restoration under the supervision of the Mumbai chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and financed by the Jamnalal Bajaj Trust
The museum lay in neglect for many decades until 1996 when a combination of forces began the process of restoring it to its former glory as a vital node in the cultural life of the metropolis. The Museum and all those involved in its restoration have been honoured with an Award of Excellence given by UNESCO under its Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation programme, 2005.
Bharat Floorings were called upon to design a flooring that would fit in with the antiquity and grace of the museum. A vibrant Star and Diamonds flooring design in Jaisalmer yellow was chosen to add impact to the entrance of the museum.