Nizam's Museum, Hyderabad

Nizam's Museum

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22 Ratings & 11 Reviews

About Nizam's Museum

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    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

The Nizam’s Museum is situated within Purani Haveli, the erstwhile palace of the Nizams. Purani Haveli or Haveli Khadeem was the residence of the Nizams. It was acquired by Nizam II, Ali Khan Bahadur in 1857 and was renovated between 1803 and 1829 for his son Sikander Jah, Nizam III.

Today, Purani Haveli has been converted into a museum that showcases gifts and mementos presented to Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam VII, on the occasion of silver jubilee celebrations in 1936.

Some of the items exhibited at the Nizam’s Museum are glass inlay paintings of Nizam VII, gold burnished wooden throne used for the silver jubilee celebrations, gold tiffin box decorated with diamonds, gold and diamond studded daggers, a wooden writing box studded with mother of pearl, a model of Jubilee Pavilion made in gold, etc. There is also a collection of models of all landmark buildings of Hyderabad made in silver. The vintage cars displayed here are 1930 Rolls Royce, Packard and a Jaguar Mark V.

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  • Very Good 3
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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11 traveller reviews for Nizam's Museum

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Gayathri sharma Gayathri

  • Tourist
  • Gayathri sharma Gayathri
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  1083 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2017
Hyderabad's Shan, Nizam's museum. Nawab's lifestyle, gifts, golden dresses, old lift, model of Hyderabadi main attractions like charminar, high court are awesome here. Show kids once if you stay in Hyderabad.
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  • 38 votes

Gv Nair

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  • Gv Nair
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 24 Reviews
  •  66 helpful votes
  •  9164 readers

"An expensive visit which can be avoided"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016
The museum is not as big as Salar Jung museum. The entire museum can be covered in 30 minutes. The ticket is steeply priced at Rs. 80 per adult (as compared to Salar jung museum) which I believe is a bit expensive considering there are not many art collections.

It is not crowded and you do have guides who charge you Rs. 100. It is better to avoid them. Even the art collection is not well maintained especially the garments section worn by the rulers. They could have atleast washed it once in a month.
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Santhosh Wilson

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  • Santhosh Wilson
  • Lives in Thiruvananthapuram
  • 178 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  16058 readers

"A good Heritage Museum"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
The museum consists of the artefacts collected during the rule of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. The museum is located at Purani Haveli.

The main attractions are the two tiered wardrobe and the 125 year-old manually operated lift. The souvenirs and mementos presented to the Nizam are also on display.

We spent a little more than one hour at the museum. The Telangana Tourism Development Corporation's daily sightseeing package includes a visit to the museum. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm except on Fridays. The entry fee is Rs. 80 per person. The museum is not as big as the Salar Jung Museum, but it's worth visiting.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 666 Reviews
  •  12440 helpful votes
  •  257310 readers

"Exihibition Of Last Nizam's Silver Jubilee Precious And Antique Gifts."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2015
Nizam Museum is located in Purani Haveli, indeed a Home Palace of Sixth Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, who ruled from 1869-1911. This Museum exhibits the last Nizam's (Mir Osman Ali Khan) precious and antique gifts on the occasion of His Silver Jubilee, were Presented and also previous Nizam's ward robe. Jubilee hall has many attractions, and pricey vintage car collection, all are so magnificent that one must understand that what a beautiful Era they have.
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  • 5 votes

Kishore Battini

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  • Kishore Battini
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 17 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  25056 readers

"Good historical collections"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2015
A nice historic collection of all the things used by Nizam kings in their rule. The place is very big and minimum 8 hrs are required to see all of them in the museum. From books, dress, knifes to every thing used by nizams are nicely displayed. The special attractions in the museum are central clock and natural paintings.
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Raj Tej

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  • Raj Tej
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1422 readers

"Old structure and needs some cleanliness"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 11, 2015
It is at the heart of Hyderabad, you may feel the structure is old but you wont regret the visit. The government should take some care about the cleanliness of the place. The prices near this place are some what high.
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Meera huss Shaik

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  • Meera huss Shaik
  • Lives in Chittoor
  • 9 Reviews
  •  64 helpful votes
  •  4677 readers

"Valuable historical monuments for future generation"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2015
Visited old historical monuments like weapons, vessels, coins. By seeing these items its great experience of living of olden days. Thanks to keeping such a valuable historical monuments for future generation.
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Sowndarya Ramani

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  • Sowndarya Ramani
  • Lives in Rajahmundry
  • 9 Reviews
  •  50 helpful votes
  •  11816 readers

"Great collection of history"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2015
I visited this wonderful place before 1 year. But did not forget the place and things over there. It has a huge collection of Nizam's dynasty memorable things. There are several things which cannot be forgot. I really enjoyed by visiting this place. The timer is one of the greatest attraction here.
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  • 2 votes

Mohit Nagar

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  • Mohit Nagar
  • Lives in Narsinghgarh
  • 2 Reviews
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"One of the most finest art by some Frances"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2014
One of the most finest art by some Frances, it inspired me a lot every one shocked when we saw that statue. Unbelievable art and artist. Moreover Elephant Teeth Arts are many it need full one day to see. Weapons of Nawab and may more. The museum is soo interesting to see that I was miss my tour bus to see everything in that museum.
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Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 521 Reviews
  •  2532 helpful votes
  •  667531 readers

"Private collection of King Nizam"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Nizam's Museum is actual a palace which has been converted into museum now. They have more then 20,000 + antique collection. It's private collection of King Nizam. The value of collection is more then billion dollars. Photography is not allowed.
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  • 3 votes

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