Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

Salarjung Museum

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in Hyderabad
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77 Ratings & 54 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 27
  • Very Good 19
  • Good 5
  • Average 2
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
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54 traveller reviews for Salarjung Museum

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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 32 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5535 readers

"Detailed exhibition of items and artifacts" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
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
  • 46 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  5874 readers

"Indian History"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Supriya Kenny

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

"Must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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
  •  191 readers

"Nice place to see"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Charu Ved

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  • Charu Ved
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  196 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
  •  520 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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Vikas Garg

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  • Vikas Garg
  • Lives in Faridabad
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  165 readers

"Biggest collection, so much of history"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 29, 2016
Lovely place for history lovers, even art lovers will be inspired by the collections from all over world. The traditions from different cultures are reflected so clearly in all the halls of the museum.

Ticket cost 20 for adult, if you wish to carry your camera or camera phone than you have to buy ticket of Rs 50 for that, I will advise you to carry your camera to capture the collection.

Food court is available at Fair price and hygienic food is available.

One needs 2 hours approx to visit this museum properly.
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Narendar Reddy

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  • Narendar Reddy
  • Lives in Secunderabad
  • 8 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1045 readers

"A place with many interesting things"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
This was a very interested journey. Kushaiguda to Salar Jung Museum so many buses are there, and bus numbers are 3K and this area is Afzalgunj. Salar Jung Museum where so many interesting things are available.
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Pulkit Sahu

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  • Pulkit Sahu
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 17 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  2432 readers

"A museum with rare collections"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Salar Jung Museum showcases rare collections of objects from different parts of the world. It comprises of art and antiques of European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern origin. The Museum has a large collection of manuscripts. Worth visiting this Museum. It will take a complete day to view the Museum.
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Suresh V

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  • Suresh V
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 23 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  7724 readers

"One should surely visit this"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 4, 2016
This is the place I like the most in Hyderabad. I feel something interesting when I see the things in museum and I reconstructed in mind how was the king's life is. When I visited there I was excited to see the clock that I have studied somewhere in my academics during childhood that clock will be in ground floor and for every 1 hour you can see that mechanisms in the clock. I saw some amazing statues, paintings in second floor. That was an amazing experience visiting museum.
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