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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM except Fridays
museum tours, phottography
Rs 5 for Indians, Rs 150 for Foreigners, Rs 5 for children and Rs 50 for a camera
All year
2 out of 217 attractions in Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum

Situated on the south western banks of the Musi River and in the Afzalgunj Region, this is the 3rd largest museum of the country. This is also the largest museum with one man collections. There are 38 galleries with over 500000 exhibits here which were earlier housed in a private museum which was then inaugrated by the Prime Minister Jawaharlak Nehru. The present Museum we see was opened in the year 1968. Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III was the able Prime Minister of the 7th Sultan of Hyderabad and is known to have spent almost all his income and 35 years of his life in collectiong the unique pieces which are still conserved here from all over the world. He was extremely passionate about his hobby and the museum is also named after him. The collections remained in the Deodi Palace even after his death before these were showed to the public. The most prized possessions are the statue of Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles.
Husein Haveliwala
Rupa Majumder
The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum which has a uncountable collection of sculptures, paintings, carvings, textiles, manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, around the world. T It is one of the largest museums in the world.
Karim S A
Hop into another bus and go to the Salar Jung Museum nearby to have a feel of the life during the Nizam Era. Come out feeling like a Nawab.
Ananiah Blessing
One of the 3 National Museums in India, the Salar Jung Museum is home to the largest one-man collection of antiques in the world. The Museum has a vast collection of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, sculptures, metallic artefacts, carpets, manuscripts, clocks, and carvings. There are ~40 galleries here spread across 3 buildings and 2 floors and even with all of this, it is said that this is just about 1/4th of what the Salar Jung family collected/owned from across the world.Veiled Rebecca, a marble statue, which was created by an Italian sculptor G B Benzoni and brought by Salar Jung I in 1876, on his trip to Italy is an unique masterpiece displayed here. There are only 4 of these across the world, and this one here in Salar Jung museum is different in one minor detail (visit to find out ;-)) than the other 3 which are similar to each other. There are several collections which date way back to the 1st Century also. Another beautiful piece of art is a vintage musical clock. A bearded man in a robe comes out of an enclosure and hits the bell, the hits count signifying the hour of the day.
Shibu Amith