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Salarjung Museum

Hyderabad

14.3/5(87 Ratings)

Salarjung Museum Overview

Ranked 5 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

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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What travellers are saying about Salarjung Museum

Experience scale
  • Excellent 26
  • Very Good 18
  • Good 5
  • Average 2
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

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
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Reviews and Ratings

Amit Rao

Amit Rao5.0/5

57 reviews

A beautiful collection by a single person.

The museum has a vast collection of many different things. Each room has a different theme of collection. Silver ware, guns, swords, marble statues, Chinese & Japanese gallery and many more . My favorite is the marble statues, sword & gun collection, Eastern gallery & Western Gallery . It will take minimum of 3 Hours to see the museum fully . NOT TO MISS is the still WORKING CLOCK made some 100 years before . This place has a in house cafeteria which serves food and juices. A shop is also available on the ground floor which sells pearls and other artifacts.

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  • A beautiful collection by a single person.
  • A beautiful collection by a single person.

Veneet Verma

Veneet Verma5.0/5

16 reviews

Salarjung museum

Great placeHuge collection of rare materialsWill take 3-4 hrs to see alroundTwo floors of abundant material to seeTaking pictures is allowedSee at home -Awesome collectionMust see

Siddhant patil

Siddhant patil5.0/5

1 review

Too good.

No camera allowed in this museum.All type of entiq and old things available in this museum and I want to say all people must go and see the royal salar jung museum.
  • Too good.

Bharath Raj

Bharath Raj4.3/5

13 reviews

Salarjum musem

Salarjun musem is we can find number kings who have their wepones and photos of the kings are there in the museum. We have to see the photos and the what they achieved during the period all will be shown

Veneet Verma

Veneet Verma5.0/5

1 review

Must see Museum

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.

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar5.0/5

270 reviews

The Grand museum of India

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

Gv Nair4.3/5

24 reviews

For art lovers

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

Shruti Sinha5.0/5

8 reviews

Excellent Museum

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!

Kopite Kk

Kopite Kk3.6/5

38 reviews

Detailed exhibition of items and artifacts

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.

Arnav Mathur

Arnav Mathur4.3/5

78 reviews

Indian History

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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