Nehru Centre is a memorial to Jawaharlal Nehru in Mumbai. The purpose of this Centre is to promote the teachings and ideals of Nehru through educational and cultural programmes. The Centre organises scientific, cultural and educational activities.
Nehru Centre was conceived in 1972 in Bombay (now Mumbai), India by the late Shri Rajni Patel (an eminent criminal lawyer).The foundation stone of this magnificent dream was laid by the late Indira Gandhi on 2 November 1972 on a six-acre plot leased by the Government of Maharashtra.
The centre is spread over 20,000 sq.ft. of space. It consists of a Planetarium, an auditorium for 1000 people, experimental theatre, art galleries, library and research centres.
Nehru Centre has two well lit and air-conditioned exhibition halls on the ground floor and three on the second floor of the Discovery of India building. Several national and the international exhibitions are held here.