Salar Jung MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Salar Jung Road, Near Minar Function Hall, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4024576443
- Ticket Price: 10 INR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, History Museums
This museum houses one of the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III. The objects d’art include Persian carpets, Mughal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, famous statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a superb collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.
The huge and varied collection, dating back to the 1st century, was put together by Mir Yusaf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), the grand vizier of the seventh Nizam, Osman Ali Khan (1910–49). The 14,000 exhibits from every corner of the world include sculptures, wood carvings, devotional objects, Mughal miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts, weaponry, toys and textiles. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.
- Cameras are not allowed in the museum but if willing to carry.
- Audio guides are available.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited.
- Avoid Sundays as it is extremely crowded.
- Photography has applied charges of INR 50.
- INR 10 per Adult for Indians.
- INR 5 per Child for Indians.
- You can board a bus to Afzalgunj.
- You can even hire an auto rickshaw.
- You can prefer to travel by a rented vehicle as well.
- Museum Cafeteria
- Shadaam Hotel- Mutton Biryani and Lassi
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91.43% of people who visit Hyderabad include Salar Jung Museum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
75.23% of people start their Salar Jung Museum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Salar Jung Museum
93.59% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Salar Jung Museum
Nice for even for people who don't care about history or cultures much. Because you get to see a lot of artistic and amazing things which will keep you awed for days. Specially the marble statue from some famous Italian artist. But it's a heaven for people who fancy history, culture and art. Ivory works, marble statues, paintings(specially the ones made by french) , clocks and a lot more which won't fit into description. Or I should say this description won't do justice to it.
Worth spending time here. Good collection. One would require min 3 hrs to take tour of the collection of antiques. Don't miss the famous attraction the very old musical clock that bells every hour. The museum also has good drinking water, clean toilets and a good restaurant for the visitors
Superb...must visit place in Hyderabad, need more than 6hours or even probably more than a day to visit leisurely. This wont be hyperbole if I say this is the grandest museum of India. You need at least a day to discover it sufficiently even a day is not sufficient. This is really huge and it has everything that a museum should have. It describes the great history of Mughals and dynasties of south Indian empires. It has a planetarium and lot many other common and uncommon things that will leave you surprised. The beautiful paintings and their histories and the arms the textiles and the equipment and more and more and more.
Very huge collection not to be completed in a day. if you are interested in any particular art or collection then you will have to be visit again, to enjoy the collection and learn from the different cultures and their traditional art collections. The audio program which was available was not user friendly. The arrangement in the museum and the audio narration were not in sync. created even more confusion . we had to spend more time figuring out what the audio was and where to see its corresponding images.
To understand the history of Indian civilization, it is a good place to visit and learn a lot of things. Clothes, furniture, armoury, cutlery, paintings, jewellery, ivory work, utensils, carpets etc. are very few to name here. Rebecca's, the marble sculpture is Unmatchable, may be a unique masterpiece in the world. The clock is second masterpiece in its category. It is a worth visiting place for students, scholars, researchers, art lovers and history learners.