Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad
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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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46 traveller reviews for Salarjung Museum

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Narendar Reddy

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

"A place with many interesting things" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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
  •  1890 readers

"A museum with rare collections" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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Akhil V

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  • Akhil V
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 22 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  5495 readers

"One should surely visit this"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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Nikhil Pavanam

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  • Nikhil Pavanam
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 11 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  945 readers

"The Great Museum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It is the great museum and big museum in Hyderabad. Daily many people visit this place. There are many types artifacts in this museum. There are about four blocks to see. Everyone can enjoy this place.
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Adi Pandit

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  • Adi Pandit
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  707 readers

"For the history lovers"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
This one museum is probably one of the best I've been to. It's a huge building with beautiful antiques to drool over. If you love things of history, this is the place you wanna be. Best feature is the clock. The work of engineering and imagination put into it is at par. Make sure you look at the clock or at least the screens exactly at 12 pm!
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S.m.bega  Raaj

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  • S.m.bega Raaj
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 204 photos
  • 67 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  8785 readers

"Marvellous Museum"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Hats off to the Planner, Designer and the whole maintenance team for keep this museum so neat and clean.

It's a huge museum with lots and lots of variety, the exhibits were exemplary, carvings done in Ivory and porcelain were top notch. The museum has 4 wings in ground floor and the same 4 wings in first floor. The entrance is just Rs. 20/- and another 50/- for the camera it is absolutely worth it. I took some fabulous photos and videos to cherish.

The museum has got all the amenities for the visitors including ample car parking and washrooms at strategic locations.

One of the main attraction in this museum is the old Clock ringing bells with toys playing drums exactly every hour. There is one restaurant inside to serve the visitors.

Must visit for all age groups, children will enjoy this museum a lot, we can spend half a day to one day depending on our curiosity and interest.
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Muhammed Shoeb

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  • Muhammed Shoeb
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  60 readers

"Fabulous to see the antique things"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Good place to visit specially for those who love historical things everything is fab. Old weapons, clothes etc etc, take a visit and experience yourself, everything is too good and specially the clock and a lady statue.
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Sharjeel Mahvy

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  • Sharjeel Mahvy
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 38 photos
  • 11 Reviews
  •  26 helpful votes
  •  1221 readers

"This is Journey that will take you back in time"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is a very well maintained Museum. A not to be missed place, if you are visiting Hyderabad. The Museum is really huge, it requires around 5 -6 hours to completely enjoy the museum. The Museum will take you back in time.
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Rahul Sidharthan

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  • Rahul Sidharthan
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  • Lives in Cochin
  • 29 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  17287 readers

"Amazing Collection of Memorabilia"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Salar Jung Museum houses the most amazing collection of memorabilia one can find almost anywhere in the country, with the surprising factor that it has all been collected by a single ruler, Salar Jung who ruled Hyderabad for quite a while. Most of the items consist of gifts given to him from various places, both within and outside the country.

Of particular interest is a mechanical clock located in the central foyer which has a small mechanical robotic person coming out of the clock face to strike a miniature bell every hour. Such is the interest to see this that people wait almost for an hour just to catch a glimpse of the mechanism.

Rest, the collection comprises of coins, dresses, vessels etc used and gifted to the kind.

Definitely a not to be missed attraction.
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Ravindra Lahari

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  • Ravindra Lahari
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  112 readers

"Exhibits more number of arts and their old stone arts and designs"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Salarjung Museum is the one of the biggest museum in Hyderabad, which exhibits more number of arts and their old stone arts and designs. It is one of the tourist place in Hyderabad to represents our traditions and culture. Daily hundred of tourists or tourists visit this museum and it is located centre of Hyderabad. Ancient kings used things and their information all written in their detail description, most number people are tendency to visit this place.
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