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Archival Museum, Hyderabad Tourist Attraction

Archival Museum Entry Fee

Entry Fee: Rs. 20 as Record Search Fee
Rs. 5 as 1st year, 2nd year and up to 10 years Record Search Fee
Rs. 15 as Above 10 years and up to 1858 Record Search Fee
Rs. 30 as Prior to 1858 Record Search Fee

Archival Museum Phone

040 27018371


Rating: | 3.4 stars, of total 62 reviews

Archival Museum Address: Public Gardens Road, AP State Archives and Research Institute, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500017, India

Archival Museum Timings

Day Timing
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wedesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
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Located on the Public gardens Road in Tarnaka, Archival Museum is also known as the Andhra Pradesh State Archives and Research Institute. Established in the year of 1894, this museum had received its recognition in 1962 from the National Archives of India.

It is an ideal place for every art and history lover. Archival museum is especially known for the historical documents it houses. The museum has many galleries; each gallery displays a wide range of weapons, sculptures, coins, paintings, etc.

This museum is also constituted of rare manuscripts, historical records and others historical documents. It boasts of having records, beginning from the time of Aurangabad regional headquarters of Mughal Empire. Archival museum has almost 5000 documents representing the period of Shah Jahan rule, which lasted from 1626 to 1658. Along with these, there are about 150,000 documents, depicting the rule of Aurangzeb, from 1658 to 1708. All these documents give a detailed picture of the Mughal Empire in India and its administration.

Archival Museum also has close to 1 million records about the Hyderabad state, especially of the Asaf Jahi dynasty, depicting the political as well as administrative and socio-economic condition during that period. There are documents related to Andhra Pradesh too. These documents have been transferred to the Andhra Pradesh Record office from the Madras Record Office.

These invaluable records have been preserved with care and precision here at the Archival museum. If you wish to spend some time in exploring and learning about the bygone eras, admiring the decades old mementoes, this museum is the best place for you to visit. It is easily accessible so you can visit the museum without much hassle. Archival museum is open for visitors throughout the week. You can visit the Archival Museum from 10 in morning to 5 in evening.

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Reviews of Archival Museum Hyderabad

"Nothing Great!" -
Rating: 2 stars
They might have special collection but when you go you don’t get to see much. I don’t know where those are kept! The staff or those people in-charge were least bothered to answer any query or to assist you. I am for sure not going there again!

"Rare Collection" -
Rating: 4 stars
I visited Archival Museum recently. I loved the collection in this museum. I was told that it has almost 1 million records, mostly of Asaf Jahi Dynasty. Documents even about the rule of Shah Jahan. It found the collection here is very rare. A must visit.

"Go only if you like history" -
Rating: 4 stars
There are many galleries here. I didn’t have much time so couldn’t see everything in detail. But paintings and the sculptures are the best part. Seeing those decades old stuff was quite interesting. I like things which are associated with history, if you don’t like, Archival Museum, then Hyderabad might just bore you!

"Really Disappointing" -
Rating: 2 stars
I had a disappointing experience. Archival Museum is not that known. After visiting I know why it is so. They have good collection. But nothing so great in comparison to other museums in Hyderabad. Salar Jung Museum and Hyderabad Museum are way better. Best to visit them on your Hyderabad visit.

"Good collection of records" -
Rating: 4 stars
Archival Museum has mostly manuscripts and historical records. And these records are from the time of Mughals, from Aurangzeb and shah jahan times. It also has records of Hyderabad state. It is open on all days so visiting is not a problem but yes have to go before 5 pm it closes by then.

"Decent museum, go if you have extra time" -
Rating: 4 stars
Archival Museum Hyderabad is not so great but has some really good collection of manuscripts and records and all. I wasn’t very impressed, but my friend really found it informative. It is more for people who have some knowledge of history and want to explore more. Go only if you have extra time to kill.

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