Salarjung Museum

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Hyderabad Tourism - Salarjung Museum

History of Salarjung Museum

Established in the year 1951, the Salar Jung Museum is now India's third largest museum.The name of the museum comes from the family of Salar Jungs.Five of the members of this family have been the most faithful Prime Ministers to the erstwhile rulers of Hyderabad "The Nizams".However the maximum contribution to the museum was by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III.

Collections in Salarjung Museum

The museum holds over 43000 art objects and 50000 books and manuscripts all belonging to the Nizam period.The museum has 38 galleries, 20 galleries on the ground floor and 18 galleries on the first floor has 18 galleries.Each gallery exhibits objects of different subjects.The museum has collections since 2nd century B.C to 20th century A.D of Indian, Western, Eastern and various other countries.

Indian Art collections are from the various States of India.These collections include ivory carvings,stone sculptures,metal-ware, arms & armour can be seen in the Ground floor and the first floor of the main building.

The Western collections are from western countries like England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Venice and Austria.These collection include Oil and watercolor paintings and are exhibited in the Ground floor and first floor of the western block.

The Eastern collections are from the eastern countries like China, Japan, Burma, Korea, Thailand, and from Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, Arabia.These collections include inlay work from China, Japan, Tibet, porcelain, enamel, lacquerware, embroidery and paintings all of which are exhibited in the first floor of the easter block.

Location of Salarjung Museum:

The Salar Jung Museum is located on the southern banks of the once famous Musi river in Hyderabad.It is also very close to the other tourist spots in Hyderabad such as the Charminar, Mecca Masjid.

Contact Details of Salarjung Museum :

Salar Jung Museum,
New Buildings,
Near Estate Talkies,
Hyderabad - 500 002

Phone: 24576443
24523211, 13 Ext: 301



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