Recently during excavation some British-era cannons were unearthed from the Kasturchand Park will be restored in their original form in the Central Museum. As per information, of these six cannons will be installed in iron casting and two in concrete casting.
Similar old model cannons are being discovered elsewhere also in the country. The KP model has matched the cannons kept at Colaba Fort. Based on this, the casting of the cannons were decided. These cannons were made in England from 1760 to 1820.These guns got outdated between 1870 and 1880.After this, the British left these heavy cannons .And with the passage of time; they got buried in the damp ground under their own weight. Four cannons were found in October-end and four more were found soon after. Two spots are currently proposed for installing the cannons. While two will be placed in front of the statues of Queen Victoria, two will be erected at the front gate of the museum. Spots will also be decided for cannons of concrete casting.
The draft of estimated cost for casting cannons is almost ready. Within two-three days, it will be sent to the directorate of archaeology for approval. Along with this, special arrangements will be made to make information about these cannons available, so that those who see them can get information about these cannons available, so that those who see them can get information about the history of its use till the time they were found at KP.Jaya Wahane,Custodian in charge,Central Museum has given details about it.