Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

Salarjung Museum

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Salarjung Museum
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About Salarjung Museum

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • 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

Salar Jung Museum is one of the chief attractions of the Pearl City of Hyderabad. Salar Jung Museum is one of the oldest museums in Hyderabad and is known for its vast collection of artefacts.

Salar Jung Museum is situated on the banks of River Musi. This Museum exhibits artefacts which were collected by Salabat Jungs, the Nizam of Hyderabad. The collection of artefacts was initiated by Nawab Mir Turab Ali Khan or Salar Jung I and it was carried over by Nawab Mir Laiq Ali Khan, who was also known as Salar Jung II. But it was Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III, who expanded the collection to make it the biggest one-man antique collection in the world.

Salar Jung Museum consists of about 40,000 items in its collection, which was collected from different parts of the world. This museum was opened for public display by the former Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Salar Jung Museum has a Founder's Gallery in which the portraits of the Salar Jungs are displayed. Stone sculptures, bronze images, painted textiles, wooden carvings, miniature paintings, modern art, ivory carvings, jade carvings, metal-ware, manuscripts, etc. are some of the Indian items exhibited here.

Carpets, manuscripts, glass, metal-ware, furniture, lacquer, etc. are some of the items collected from the Middle East. Porcelain, bronze, enamel, lacquer ware, embroidery and paintings from China, Japan, Tibet, Nepal and Thailand are also on display at this museum. Oil and water paintings from England, France, Italy and Germany can also be found here.

The statue of Veiled Rebecca, the statues of Marguerite and Mephistopheles, daggers of Mughal Emperor Jehangir and Shah Jahan and Queen Noor Jehan, the sword of Aurangzeb, etc. can also be seen here. A collection of jade can also be found in the collection of artefacts at Salar Jung Museum.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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32 traveller reviews for Salarjung Museum

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 305 photos
  • 125 Reviews
  •  83 helpful votes
  •  7778 readers

"Priceless Collection Of Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung-III"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Indeed! This Museum, must be visited because it has wonderful antique collections of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artifacts, carpets, clocks, and furniture from Japan, China, Burma, Nepal, India, Persia, Egypt, Europe, and North America. The museum's collection was sourced from the property of the Salar Jung family. Located at Darushifa. It is the third largest Museum in India, as the thirty five years were spent by the Salar Jung. It is well known for its prized collection from very first century and belonging to different civilizations. This Priceless Collection Of Salar Jung was His real life Passion. Art Galleries are well designed and many Important things are exhibited. Museum is Administered by the trust and always very tight security is maintained.
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Aparna Rao

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  • Aparna Rao
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1134 readers

"One of the best museums in India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 27, 2015
A must see for every Indian, huge collection, good documentation, well maintained and treasured. You need to have atleast 3-4 hours set apart for visiting this monument.
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Devdas Pai

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  • Devdas Pai
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1347 readers

"Can see many collectibles and artifacts"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 22, 2015
What a maintainance by government, in Salarjung you will see how the commanders live their lives, you will see all the artifacts, collectibles across the world and a clock that has a awesome look. There are more than 50 rooms having different countries & states articles which you will love it but please try to keep whole day.
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  • Neeraj
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 11 Reviews
  •  38 helpful votes
  •  5386 readers

"Some arrangements for sitting to be made"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2015
Too much walking, no issue if one is interested in such ancient things. Security is high all facilities are available. Some more sitting arrangement should be there inside.
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Harish Kanna

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  • Harish Kanna
  • Lives in Chirala
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  464 readers

"Has different types of painting, worth visiting"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 26, 2015
My friends recommend this place to visit as I am not big fan of museum but gave a try and found worth visiting. It has different types of painting from different cultures and dynasty, great to see all at one place. This is place is very very big and atleast 3 -4 hrs need to be spend here to view full museum.
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Ankita Brahmachari

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  • Ankita Brahmachari
  • Lives in Surat
  • 8 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  5066 readers

"Old treasured items are displayed"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 17, 2015
This is a very big museum where you can find stuffs of Nawabs of Hyderabad, gifts from England and China. Paintings and sculptures of different eras can be found including few paintings of Ravi Verma. Pottery is a special attraction.
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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary

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  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
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  • Lives in Punalur
  • 205 photos
  • 147 Reviews
  •  1202 helpful votes
  •  153184 readers

"Good facilities are provided for the tourist"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2015
Salarjung museum is a wide & elaborate museum. It takes more than 2 hours to visit all the corners of the museum. All items are maintained well and arranged well. All facilities are there for visiting tourists.
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Dr pradeep Naik

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  • Dr pradeep Naik
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 17 Reviews
  •  110 helpful votes
  •  19857 readers

"If history repeats, its only at this place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2014
You would not find any other place which has such a huge collection of ancient artefacts and materials organized so well and intricately. The explanation given for each and every material is worth remarkable and adorable to depict the Indian Plethora. I just could not feel satisfied with what I am leaving behind. I just made my day and felt happy to be a proud Indian citizen to boast all about our land of Legacy.
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Simranjeet Singh

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  • Simranjeet Singh
  • Lives in Agra
  • 3 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2727 readers

"Must visit to know history"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 16, 2014
Its a very big museum. Having all kinds of things related to the nizams of Hyderabad. If you have interest in history of India you will definitely love this place.
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Sandeep Reddy

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  • Sandeep Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  6574 readers

"Large collections of arts"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 14, 2014
It has a huge collection of old artifacts, paintings and various things used by Nizams and the previous rulers of Hyderabad. The Most noticeable thing in the museum is the Watch where in a soldier comes out every hour and bangs the no of hours. Good place to take children to show them the things which are almost absolute nowadays.
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