Salar Jung Museum

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    Location: 9FCJ+G49, Salar Jung Rd, near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002, India.

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

    Located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India, the Salar Jung Museum is an art museum. which is one of the renowned National Museums of India. It was endowed to the nation after the death of Salar Jung III, originally a private art collection of the Salar Jung family. On 16 December 1951, the Salar Jung Museum was inaugurated. From Burma, India, Japan, Nepal, Persia, China, Europe, Egypt, and North America, it has a collection of sculptures, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, carvings,  metallic artifacts, ceramics, clocks, carpets,  and furniture. In the world, it is one of the widest museums.


    As well as other members of the Salar Jung family, the “Founder’s Gallery” houses portraits of Salar Jung III. The Indian block includes weapons belonging to Aurangzeb, Tipu Sultan, Muhammad Shah, Bahadur Shah, and Abul Hasan Qutb Shah and jade-crafted daggers of Jahangir, Nur Jahan, and Shah Jahan. In the display, there are also Indian miniature paintings belonging to the Mughal, Rajasthani, Thanjavur, and Deccan schools. From the Gandhara and Chola periods, Indian sculptures are also exhibited.


    Salar Jung Museum Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III (1889–1949) served as Prime Minister of Hyderabad, a nobleman of the Salar Jung family of Hyderabad, during Nizam’s rule. Over a period of thirty-five years, he spent a substantial amount of his income, collecting artifacts from all across the world. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, inaugurated the museum  c. 1951. In his ancestral palace Diwan David, the collections were left behind, after the Nawab died in 1949. Named Salar Jung Museum, which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru on 16 December 1951, the collection was formerly exhibited there as a private museum.

    Inside/Outside Views

    salar jung Museum

    Semicircular in shape with 38 galleries, the museum building is spread on two floors, which displays only a part of the original collection. There are around 20 galleries on the ground floor and around 18 galleries on the first floor.  In separate galleries, the exhibits on different subjects are exhibited. Each gallery is huge and including ones dating back to the 4th century has many artifacts on display. Where Islamic artifacts and manuscripts of the Qur’an will be displayed, here are plans for a new Islamic Gallery. There is a reference Library,  publication and education section, reading room, sales counter, chemical conservation lab, cafeteria, etc, apart from the galleries.

    Opening Hours

    Monday                     10 AM–5 PM

    Tuesday                    10 AM–5 PM

    Wednesday              10 AM–5 PM

    Thursday                  10 AM–5 PM

    Friday                       Closed

    Saturday                  10 AM–5 PM

    Sunday                    10 AM–5 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    • For Indians RS 20 is needed to pay.
    •  For Foreign Visitors,500 RS is needed to pay.
    •  With ID Cards, entry is free for students up to 18 years.
    •  For defense personnel in uniform & organized Kisan parties, a 50% Concession is given.
    •  If you are carrying a still Camera you need to pay RS 50.

    How to Reach

    BY AIR: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the closest airport situated in Hyderabad. From the airport, you can hire a cab or taxi to the palace.

    BY TRAIN: Like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru, and Kolkata, Hyderabad is well connected with all major cities of India, being the headquarter of South Central Railway. At Nampally and Kachiguda there are also railway stations. At Secunderabad railway station, trains leaving from these two stations can also be boarded.

    BY ROAD: From the bus stand, regular services of state roadways and privately owned buses of the city are available. With important cities and states, roads are also well connected. To reach your desired destination, you can also hire rented cars or taxis.


    Tips for Travellers

    Don’t harm any structures there. Don’t make any kind of noise that may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed here, but you need to pay a specific amount for different purposes of photoshoots or videography.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place anytime throughout the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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