Best time to visit11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open hours10:00 AM - 5:30 PM except Fridays
Things to domuseum tours, phottography
BudgetRs 5 for Indians, Rs 150 for Foreigners, Rs 5 for children and Rs 50 for a camera
Best MonthsAll year
Rank2 out of 217 attractions in Hyderabad
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.
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Reviews • 13
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.
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.
Good Morning !! I was a bit in a nostalgic mood today and history is no better explained in museums than anywhere else. So I proceeded to the Salarjung Museum and cameras weren't allowed to get in, so I couldn't take my camera in, but I enjoyed the Museum and everything it had to offer. I spent a good amount of time and I had my lunch. I was just passing my time about in the noon. In the evening, I made it to the Hussain Sagar Lake and the boats they cruise around. Its a great experience to have.. small cruises always make it enjoyable wherever a tourist tours. It was around 8:00 PM and I headed back to hotel but on way back, I purchased the famous Karachi Bakery Biscuits. Trust me, the one who eats one cookie will never ever get satisfied eating one. The person will end up tasting more and more. I somehow controlled my taste buds and diverted them to the dining hall where I had my dinner.
Having heard a lot about it from friends, parents and everyone around, it was a different kind of excitement to visit this place. We were warned that this museum is too big to be covered in a day and we will get tired and we might have to go for a foot massage later on. But who cared. Turning a deaf ear to everyone, I was all set to hang out to Salarjung museum for the day.Doesn't matter if you are an art patron or not, this place stuns you with all that it has. The art objects collected by the art connoisseur, Salar Jung III are placed in this museum after this museum came into existence and was opened to public in 1951 by Jawahar Lal Nehru. One can spend hours in admiring various forms of art at this place. Though my personal favorites were Veiled Rebecca, Musical Clock and the double statue. The veiled Rebecca is said to be a melody in white marble and is considered as the most stunning art object in the world. It is surely a gem of Salar Jung Museum.The double statue of Mephistopheles and Margaretta is another delight for visitors. Carved out of a single block of wood, this statue showcases opposite characters from a very famous German drama. It gets difficult to get your eyes off this beauty.The clock room at the museum houses more than 300 clocks but the one that stands out and takes away all the attention is the Musical clock. This clock is a mechanical wonder, a toy figure of a watchman who pushes open the door, emerges hour after hour in a great hurry to beat the melodious gong that indicates time. It is placed in a corridor with chairs laid out for visitors so that you can sit back and enjoy the musical sound of gong.Being a single man's collection, this museum feels like a wonder. It ended being a fantastic afternoon at the museum and I highly recommend it. With the end of the day's trip, it was also time to say goodbyes to the queenly grandiose city of Hyderabad. I was ecstatic to take back with me an enamored experience. All thanks to my lovely friends for being such great hosts ..guides and what not..!! Without them, this trip wouldn't have been accomplished in first place and even if it did, it wouldn't have been the same. #Hyderabad #Telangana #Thecityofpearls #royaltygetsdefined #Golcondafort #Salarjungmuseum #paradisebiryani #qutubshahitombs #Qutubminar #laadbazaar #hathiyankajhad #shilparamam #karachibakery #famousicecreamcentre #lovedit
One of the must see places in Hyderabad is the Salar Jung Museum, huge museum and a lot of things to see. It is basically a blend of cultures, from Indian to European to Japanese and Chinese. The museum consists of vintage furniture, walking sticks, crockery, carpets and paintings form a different era. It may take up to two days to see the whole museum which is divided in different wings and the same are numbered. Take up one wing at a time and then move to the next. There is an age old clock which shows the correct time since years, it is an attraction in the museum because of the way it functions. You can easily spend hours in the museum if you are willing to see each and every room like I did. The furniture is exquisite and so is the porcelain crockery. The museum also consists of famous paintings and sculptures.
The Makkah Mosque is situated just a quarters away.Now that it was lunch time, I, on the recommendation of the car driver decided to have lunch at a famous restaurant called “Kamat Hotel” which is located at the nearby Nampally. The restaurant though didn’t look very impressive from the outside but, later on, proved to be really good. The restaurant is situated close to the state legislative assembly and happens to be a popular eatery for all the MLAs and MLCs. The restaurant seemed to be extremely popular among the people of the city.I had to wait outside for a brief amount of time to actually get myself a place to sit and eat. However, the wait was worth it as I got to taste a really good local Thali named as the “Limited Edition Kamat Thali.” The thali is the most popular dish on the menu and everyone seemed to be ordering it.Small Puris, Rice, Sambar, two Sabjis having the local flavor, Rasam and Payasam as sweet dish left me satiated gastronomically.I had also ordered the Moong dal dosa or Pesarattu which was also different and something I hadn't tasted before. “Kamat Hotel” was really impressive. It being so old still continues to be popular among people. Very few restaurants can actually hold onto this kind of clientele for this long.
Culture, heritage museum.
The largest one man collection of antiques. My favourite: walking sticks, veiled Rebecca
Salarjung museum possibly has the distinction of preserving the largest collection of art and artefacts. Like a new girl in town, I thought a museum would be an excellent introduction to the city but trust me, you don't need any of that. The museum is good for those who understand art and has a thing for history, but for me it was a waste of time, effort and an entire day!
This famous three storied museum is very popular in Hyderabad, and makes it to every tourist's list. I personally do not care much for museums, but if you are interested in a repository of the artistic achievements of diverse European, Asian and Far Eastern countries of the world, you must visit this place.