Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Entry Fee
20 for Indians
500 for Foreign Visitors
Free for Students with ID Cards (upto 18 Yrs)
50% Concession for defence personnel in uniform & organized Kisan parties
50 for Still Camera
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Phone
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Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Address: 22-8-299/320, Salar Jung Road, Naya Pul, Darul Shifa, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500002, India
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Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Timings
|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||Closed / Holiday|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad: Located on the southern bank of the river Musi, Salar Jung Museum is popularly known for its one of largest one-man collections of the world. The museum is one of the Hyderabad sightseeing places that must be visited. What makes this Salar Jung Museum all the more special is its location. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots of Hyderabad such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library, etc.
Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest museum in India. It was declared open in the year of 1951 by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In the year of 1968, the entire collection was shifted to the present building.
Spread across an area of 10 acres and built in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants. Mir Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting antiques and artefacts and spent considerable amount of his wealth collecting the same from all over the world.
With a collection of close to 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books, Salar Jung Museum promises a rich experience to all its visitors. The museum has 38 galleries which are spread in 2 floors. The ground floor of the museum is consisted of 20 galleries while the first floor has 18 galleries. There are many coordinating sections as well such as Education Wing, Chemical Conservation Laboratory, Photo section, Display section, Reception and Sales counter.
The collection in museum is consisted of Indian Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art, Children Art, Middle Eastern Art, as well as Founders gallery and rare manuscript section. One of the major attractions of the museum is the 19th Century British Musical Clock. This clock was sold by Cooke and Kelvey of England. Veiled marble statue of Rebecca which was created by an Italian sculptor G B Benzoni in 1876 is another highlight that attracts most of the attention. Another rare object at the museum is Veiled Rebecca, a marble statue, which was brought by Salar Jung I in 1876, on his trip to Italy.
There is also a set of ivory chairs, which was presented to Tippu Sultan of Mysore by to Louis XVI of France. Rehal, the jade books stand; a dragger of Jehangir, a fruit knife of Noorjehan, both decorated with precious stones; Arabic and Persian Manuscripts; a rare manuscript on mathematics – Lilawati; valuable medical encyclopaedia belonging to ancient India; rare paintings, etc., are just a few of the extensive collection here at Salarjung Museum.
Along with the enviable collection, Salar Jung museum also plays active role in organizing various workshops and exhibitions. It also publishes books in English, Urdu and Hindi languages as well as guide books and brochures, offering a complete understanding of the museum and the history behind it.
Salar Jung Museum timings are from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except Fridays. The entry fee for Salarjung Museum is Rs 10 per person, while for children it is Rs. 5 per person. For foreign tourists, the ticket price is Rs. 150 per person. You can also click photos at the Salarjung Museum with a minimal camera fee.