Indian Museum Ship Vikrant in Mumbai

Indian Museum Ship Vikrant Overview

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Indian Museum Ship Vikrant is an aircraft carrier that was opened as a public museum during the Navy Week celebrations of 2012. Assembled in 1945 and purchased in 1957 by the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant is presently docked near the Gateway of India. It served the country during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 and played a prominent role in India's victory. Other than this historic war, the ship was involved in liberating the state of Goa from the Portuguese rule. It provided a perfect base for military aircraft and helicopters during these defence operations.

Converted into a naval museum, the ship reminds people of its enormous significance during times of war. Naval artefacts showcased here include uniforms, armaments and things related to rescue operations, diving and launching of war missiles. There is a dedicated section in the museum that provides detailed information about war operations of 1971 and INS Vikrant's contribution. To reach this ship museum, visitors have to take a ferry ride from the dockyard near the Gateway of India.

  • Opening Closing Time 11 am – 4:30 pm
    Open all days, except Monday

  • For Kids

    As this ship museum throws light on the glorious war victories of India, it serves as a source of knowledge for children.
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 85 per Person

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Mumbai, Maharashtra