National Museum of India Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum is situated at Darul Shifa, it is present on the southern bank of Musi river of the Hyderabad city. It is the world’s third largest museum of Salar Jung’s with the vast collections of paintings, carvings, manuscripts, ceramics, textiles, carpets, clocks, metal works, furniture, sculptures. It is generally known in India for its prized treasury going back to various civic establishments. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, the previous Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a large portion of his pay over a time of thirty-five years to assemble such extremely valuable accumulations, which as indicated by historians was his extraordinary enthusiasm. The important thing in the museum is Musical Cloak every one should visit the cloak at 12 noon.

Salarjung museum entrance

The accumulations that was deserted in his hereditary Diwan Deodi royal residence were displayed before as a private historical museum that was initiated by the then PM of India Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. Later in the year 1968, the gallery was moved to its present area at Afzalgunj. The famous historical center is presently directed by a Board of Trustees which additionally incorporates Governor of Telangana as an ex-officio director according to the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961.

The Museum is an imperial treat for workmanship gatherers with its 43,000 craftsmanship objects and 50,000 costless books and compositions. The gathering extend from Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, European Art, Far Eastern Art, Children Art and so forth notwithstanding an organizers exhibition and an uncommon composition division. Indian Art frames incorporate accumulations of stone figures, jade carvings, painted materials, bronze pictures, scaled down artworks, woodcarvings, cutting edge workmanship, materials, metal-product, arms and covering, ivory carvings and so on. Center Eastern Art houses a choice accumulation of floor coverings, glass, furniture, metal-product, veneer and so on from Arabia, Persia, Syria, and Egypt. Collection of Far Eastern Art covers polish product, porcelain, lacquer, bronze, weaving, wood and decorate work, depictions from Tibet, China, Japan, Nepal and Thailand and so on. Oil and watercolor artworks additionally constitute a vital part of the European Collection.

It is the house of the world popular statue of Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a fine gathering of jade, blades claimed by Queen Noor Jahan, Emperors Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and different ageless showstoppers. The historical center is a crescent molded working with 38 displays spread crosswise over two stories. The ground floor covers 20 exhibitions while the primary floor has 18 of them. The displays covering distinctive subjects are appeared at isolated exhibitions.

Salarjung Museum Hyderabad Entry Fee

Adults:  Per person 20/-

Per Foreigner 500/-

For Still Camera Charges is 50/-


The Salar Jung Museum is opened on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday on Friday it is holiday the visiting time is from 10:00AM to 05:00PM.


Salar Jung Road, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002.

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