Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

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.

What travellers are saying about Salarjung Museum

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  • Excellent 30
  • Very Good 20
  • Good 5
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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58 traveller reviews for Salarjung Museum

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Veneet Verma

  • Tourist
  • Veneet Verma
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  165 readers

"Must see Museum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2017
Great place.
Huge collection of rare materials.
Will take 3-4 hrs to see.
Two floors of abundant material to see.
Taking pictures is allowed.
See at home- awesome collection.
Must see museum.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 290 photos
  • 171 Reviews
  •  166 helpful votes
  •  101405 readers

"The Grand museum of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2017
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 commun 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. This is completely recommendable place to visit whether you are a Hyderabadi or not. If you are there then must be there.
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Gv Nair

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  • Gv Nair
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 24 Reviews
  •  62 helpful votes
  •  7323 readers

"For art lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2016
Salar jung museum is one of the biggest museums in India. Salar jung museum is a must visit place for all types of art lovers. You have paintings, dolls, ceramics, ivory furnitures and many more. It can take you 3 hours or more for seeing the entire museum.

I was amazed seeing a statue which was dual faced, ie, it appeared like a man on the front side and the back side resembles a woman. The woman is only seen through the reflection on a mirror placed behind the statue.

The other highlight was that of the musical clock which is located on the ground floor. There is a seating area around the musical clock where you cout wait and experience the same.
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Shruti Sinha

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  • Shruti Sinha
  • Lives in Pune
  • 8 Reviews
  •  1524 readers

"Excellent Museum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 2, 2016
Do not miss the Salarjung Museum if you are in Hyderabad!

How much ever you write about it won't do justice to this awesome place. There is so much to see besides the well known clock, the veiled lady in marble and the dual figure. The paintings, the embroidery, marble carvings are unique and so is the walking cane collection.

It is mesmerizing and exhausting!
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 34 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  34925 readers

"Detailed exhibition of items and artifacts"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2016
There is a small entry fee to enter the museum. The items, artifacts and paintings are well maintained and explained in detail on the boards.

A place worth visiting in Hyderabad.
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Arnav Mathur

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  • Arnav Mathur
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 179 photos
  • 75 Reviews
  •  77 helpful votes
  •  173787 readers

"Indian History"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 18, 2016
This place has it all, right from the jewels to the Nizam lineage history. Went there a long time back and was fascinated with the history behind all the artifacts present in the Museum. This museum creates the spark which leaves everyone intrigued and interested In Indian History in Medieval times. There is so much of Indian culture present in those 4 walls that I still remember the place even after 10 long years. A must go for History Lovers.
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  • 4 votes

Supriya Kenny

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  • Supriya Kenny
  • Lives in Vizianagaram
  • 1 Review
  •  659 readers

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 14, 2016
We had our visit to this on Feb 2106 and we had a great memories from here. It exhibits us the "Armors, Swords used by Nizam Warriors" and "Royal assets of Nizam". The entry ticket is just 20/- per, and it is worth a visit to the place. There are discount for kids specially who are below 18yrs. "I suggest every one to visit the cloak section and armory of the warriors mostly by the visitors to this place".
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Abhishek Vicky

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  • Abhishek Vicky
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  666 readers

"Nice place to see"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Nice place to see. The place is very good with lots of thing of old times. Specially the watch in the middle of museum which rings every hour. Many statues are there to see.
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  • 1 vote

Charu Ved

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  • Charu Ved
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  645 readers

"Best place for all age people"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2016
History, knowledge and entertainment all at one place. Very nice collection and presentation. Best place for the kids and to all age people. All facilities are available easily.
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Md sultannawaz Khankhattak

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  • Md sultannawaz Khankhattak
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1401 readers

"Majestic Nizam Asaf Jahi Spot"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 1, 2016
Salar Jung Museum takes you directly to a trip into the Royal Nizam Asaf Jahi Era. It's a place every Hyderabadi is proud of. This museum travels back in time giving you the taste of the royal luxuries of Nizam Era. I have been visiting this place since childhood, and even today when I step in this place a Princely feeling automatically comes into me. Apart from the Nizam royalties it's also filled with exquisite collections from around the world. NOT TO MISS THE EVER ENJOYABLE CLOCK, WHICH GONGS EVERY HOUR. And I remember waiting for the toy soldier to play the gong.. Nostalgic!!
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