Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

Salarjung Museum

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Salarjung Museum
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43 Ratings & 27 Reviews

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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  • Excellent 12
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  • Good 1
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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27 traveller reviews for Salarjung Museum

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  • Connoisseur
  • Neeraj
  • Lives in Kanpur
  • 10 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  2935 readers

"Some arrangements for sitting to be made"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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  • 3 votes

Harish Kanna

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

"Has different types of painting, worth visiting"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  • 6 Reviews
  •  37 helpful votes
  •  2824 readers

"Old treasured items are displayed"

  • 6.00/7
  • 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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  • 4 votes

Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary

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  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 149 photos
  • 124 Reviews
  •  1162 helpful votes
  •  107480 readers

"Good facilities are provided for the tourist"

  • 6.50/7
  • 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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  • 4 votes

Dr pradeep Naik

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  • Dr pradeep Naik
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 17 Reviews
  •  106 helpful votes
  •  16444 readers

"If history repeats, its only at this place"

  • 6.50/7
  • 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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  • 4 votes

Simranjeet Singh

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  • Simranjeet Singh
  • Lives in Agra
  • 3 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2464 readers

"Must visit to know history"

  • 6.00/7
  • 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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  • 5 votes

Sandeep Reddy

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  • Sandeep Reddy
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  5022 readers

"Large collections of arts"

  • 6.50/7
  • 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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  • 4 votes

Rahul Rs

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  • Rahul Rs
  • 2 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  2015 readers

"Famous Museum"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 10, 2014
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. It is located in Salar Jung Road, Darulshifa, Hyderabad. Need a small fees for entry, The musical clock is famous
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  • 4 votes

Nalla Konar

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  • Nalla Konar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 12 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  4592 readers

"Good collection, must plan before"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 6, 2014
Huge museum, nice collections, the musical clock visit needs to be planned to be present for the hourly chime. We missed the 12 noon one by few minutes and the 1pm one was very less duration to enjoy the act.
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Rk n Rk

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  • Rk n Rk
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 7 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  3575 readers

"Worth visiting"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2014
It was also worth place to visit representing the cultural dresses and values of Nizams of Hyderabad along with different countries of world and the most awaited act Id to wait for the clock to complete it hour and a man from clock comes out and hit the bell corresponding to the hour of the day.
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