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
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Archival Museum Address: Public Gardens Road, AP State Archives and Research Institute, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500017, India
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 Archival museum is especially known for the historical documents it houses.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This museum is also constituted of rare manuscripts, historical records and others historical documents.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.