Brief Outline: The National Maritime Museum in Mumbai, tweeted picture from National Maritime Museum London, as pictures from museum in Mumbai

Facts Check: Fake

What is Viral? 

National Maritime Museum #Mumbai, setup by #IndianNavy. Preserves the historical treasures obtained from other countries #VisitMaharashtra

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Facts Check Analysis: Often government organizations commit blunder in tweeting images and post. However tweeting something which is not from India itself can be treated as a serious blunder.

A tweet viral from the Maharastra Information centre showing picture of the National Maritime museum, is viral across the social media.

The pictures are still available on the tweet (archive link).

Ayupp did a reverse search on the Google and the immediate search result was disappointing. As the actual images were not from India. The image is from National Maritime museum, London and NOT Mumbai.

Some users were quick to find the difference.

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich, London, is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory and 17th-century Queen's House. In 2012, Her Majesty the Queen formally approved Royal Museums Greenwich as the new overall title for the National Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the Cutty Sark. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the National Maritime Museum does not levy an admission charge, although most temporary exhibitions do incur admission charges.

The image is easily available on Google and Wikimedia

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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