Telangana State Archaeology Museum Entry Fee
10 per Adult
5 per Child
20 for Still Camera
100 for Video Camera
Telangana State Archaeology Museum Phone
Based on total 52 reviews
Telangana State Archaeology Museum Address: 5-10-193, I Floor, H A C A Bhavan, P G Road, Near Control Room, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500004, India
Telangana State Archaeology Museum Tickets & Packages
Telangana State Archaeology Museum Timings
|Monday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Wedesday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:30 am – 5:00 pm|
Telangana State Archaeology Museum, earlier called as Hyderabad Museum / AP State Archeology Museum is located at the Hyderabad’s Public Garden. It is one of the oldest museums not just of Hyderabad but is among the best in South India. The site on which the museum has been build was explored by the known archaeologist Henry Cousens in the 19th century.
This museum is the result of last Nizam’s efforts, to preserve the rich history and heritage of the state and country in spite of the British Rule. He had also created Department of Archaeology in 1915 for the same purpose, which conducted many excavations at historical sites and preservations of historically significant monuments. It is consisted of various ancient items which were excavated during the years around 1940. This was done under the guidance of the then Nizams of Hyderabad.
In 1930, a museum was established in Public Garden, Nampally. However, during 1952, the items displayed in that museum were shifted to the present building. Later works of various contemporary artists were also collected in the Museum. This was done under the Archaeological Survey of India surveillance. It was in 1968 when it was formally named as the AP State Museum and came under the jurisdiction of Andhra Pradesh Government. Till then the museum was called as Hyderabad Museum. After Telangana State formation, it was again renamed as Telangana State Archaeology Museum
One of the popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad, Telangana State Archaeology Museum is a perfect place to visit for people of all age groups. There are many galleries in the Hyderabad museum, each presenting captivating collections. From stone sculptures to modern paintings to bronze works to manuscripts to different kinds of textiles, Telangana State Archaeology Museum displays various interesting items to interest its visitors.
Telangana State Archaeology Museum boasts of unique kind of collections. One such is the imitations of Ajanta Paintings. This place is the only museum in possession of these. Along with this, there are many galleries in the Museum depicting traces from the bygone era. There is a gallery on bronze artefacts, Armors, Numismatics, stone sculptures, manuscripts, modern paintings, textiles, etc. It also houses a separate gallery on Buddhist sculptures as well. There is also an extensive collection on Hindu sculptures belonging to Chalukyan period and Vijayanagara period.
Along with all exquisite artifacts, this museum also boasts of an Egyptian Mummy of the daughter of the sixth pharaoh of Egypt. It is said that it was bought by son-in-law of VI Nizam Mahbub Ali Khan for 1000 pounds. The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad later donated to Nizam Mir Osma Ali Khan. A copy of Holy Quran with the seal from Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor has also been kept here.
Not only rich collection, Hyderabad Museum / Telangana State Archaeology Museum attracts you with its marvelous architecture as well. It has been built in the Indo-Saracenic style and boasts of artistically designed interiors and a magnificent exterior.
Hyderabad Museum / Telangana State Archaeology Museum timings are from 10.30 am to 5 pm. It opens throughout the week except on Fridays or major public holidays.
Reviews & Rating
Reviews of Hyderabad Museum / AP State Archaeology Museum
Rating: 5 stars
It’s a really good museum. I have been staying In Hyderabad for many years now but went to this Hyderabad Museum recently only. Entire history of the state and Hyderabad is displayed here. It has too many galleries and each with many interesting things to see. Very rare things to see. Visit at least once.
Rating: 3 stars
AP state Archaeology Museum has very rich collections. Some of them you will not find anywhere else in India. It even has an Egyptian mummy. I have heard that there only a few mummies in India. In spite of all this, this museum is not kept in good condition. All the valuable history is getting lost slowly which is quite sad to see. Some of friends who also went with me told that this mummy is disintegrating as it is not kept properly
Rating: 4 stars
This museum has good collection for you to see like reproductions of Ajanta paintings and those Hindu and Buddhist sculptures. It also has a Quran copy with a seal from Shah Jahan. You can see contemporary works too here. But do check Hyderabad museum timings. We had to go twice to just see it. It is closed on Fridays and on all the main public holidays.
Rating: 5 stars
AP state archeology museum is usually not suggested to us tourists when we visit to Hyderabad. It is not very popular but an awesome place to visit. Take out some time and visit this museum. I like to explore history that’s why loved this museum even more. Its artefacts and galleries are worth seeing. The best part is it was all created by the last nizam on his own.
Rating: 5 stars
Hyderabad not only has Salarjung Museum, AP state Museum is equally good! We went there recently on Sunday. It has replicas of Ajanta Paintings, Quran with Shah Jahan seal, Mummy, a gallery displaying different armours, manuscripts and even Buddhist sculptures. Some of the displays are quite unique. It is open throughout the week except on Fridays. Timings for AP state museum is from 10.30 AM to 5 PM.
Rating: 3 stars
AP state museum Hyderabad is not a very grand museum, it is a simple one. The collection at this museum is good though. It has Egyptian Mummy, many artefacts belonging to Chalukyan period and Vijayanagara period and even imitation of Ajanta paintings. This place is not maintained properly. It definitely needs some renovation or else the museum will lose its charm. If you really love knowing history then go for one or two hour max. Opening timings of ap state museum is from 10.30 am to 5 pm.