The Salar Jung Museum located in Hyderabad, Telangan, India established in 1951 has an exquisite collection of priceless articles like Ivory, Marble sculptures etc. A variety of guns, texts and swords can be seen here along with the man-made bell-bearing musical clock, the Jahangir leopard, and the 12th-century Yakati ul-Mastami Quran.
Some of the highlights are the Veiled Rebecca, the translucent white marble statue by Bezoni, the Arms section, The Jade section & the Oriental Section. The Veldrebecca marble statue in the museum is very impressive. Also, the statue of a male in the front and a female statue in the back represent the artistic art of the time.
Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, former Prime Minister of the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a large amount of his income for more than 35 years to collect these priceless items in his life time.
The world famous museum is one of the great treasures of Hyderabad. For 40 years, the museum has preserved many wonderful artefacts, sculptures, paintings, antiques, weapons, carpets, paintings and more.
The Salarjung Museum is built on two floors in all 3 buildings. It is divided into 3 blocks with a total of 38 rooms. Museum remains closed on every Friday and public holidays like Sankranthi, Holi, Ramzan, Republic Day and Christmas etc.
After the death of Salarjung III in 1949, his relatives have contested the acquisition of his art. The Salarjung Estate Committee secured the wealth. The first exhibition of these artefacts was inaugurated on December 16, 1951 by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at the Ainakhana in the Diwandevdi, the residence of Salarjung.
In 1962, when the central government enacted a law in Parliament, the artefacts of the Salarjung Museum were taken over by the central government. He was then moved to his present building in Darulshifa, near Nayapul. It was inaugurated by President Zakir Hussain on July 24, 1968.
Visit the famous Salarjung Museum to see the artworks of various European and Asian countries around the world. The collections of the Prime Minister of Hyderabad and 7th Nizam Nawab Mir Usman Ali Khan. Islamic artefacts, ancient Quranic texts, jewelery, calligraphy, war materials and Persian carpets can also be found here.
Entries for students are free on production of ID cards.
Entry Ticket: Rs.20/- (For Indians)
Entry Ticket: Rs.500/- (For Foreigners)
Museum Timings: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Holiday: Friday Closed
Exhibits: Mughal Miniatures, European Paintings & sculptures, Chinese Porcelain, Japanese Silk Paintings, Carpets, Clocks, rare manuscripts, jade and ivory works etc
Contact Info: Director, Salar Jung Museum
Near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa, Hyderabad – 500002, Telangana, India.
Phone Number: 04024576443, 04024523211