The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India is one of the best-known Museums of the Country. This magnificent heritage building, situated on the famous 'Crescent Site' on the way to the Gateway of India, is a landmark of south Mumbai. Architecturally it is an exquisite example of the Indo-Saracenic style, popular in India during the early part of this century. It was designed as a museum by the architect George Wittet in 1909. It was opened for public in 1922 mainly with the collections acquired by the Trustees and the Sir Ratan Tata bequest. The collections have swelled since then and today the museum has expanded into various sections, including the Maritime Heritage gallery, the first of its kind in India.