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Opening timings for salar jung museum

All days of the week except Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

salar jung museum overview

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address
22-8-299-320,Salar Jung Road, Naya Pul, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangna, Telengana 500002, India
contact
+91-40-24576443 + 91-40-24523211 +91-40-24523213 +91-4024523301
entry fee
10
per person for Indians
150
per person for foreign tourists
5
per person for children
50
per person Camera Fee
timings
All days of the week except Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
visit duration
Around 2 hours

about salar jung museum

At a distance of hardly 3 kms from the heart of Hyderabad lies a treat for tourists--the Salar Jung Museum. Famous for being the third largest museum in the country, the museum boasts of having the largest antiques collection. Artefacts dating back to the first century can be found here. Established in 1951, the museum was under Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, better known as Salar Jung III. He spent most of his fortune into this museum acquiring priceless artifacts over the years. After his death, in the absence of any heir, the control of his estate along with the museum was taken over by the Indian government and later opened to the public. Personal collections of Salar Jung III, which is famous as the 'biggest private collection', are given their rightful place of respect in this museum. 

The museum was shifted to its current location from Salar Jung's ancestral home. During the shifting, many of the antiques were stolen. Still whatever remains today is none the less impressive. From Jade daggers belonging to Emperor Jehangir, Noorjahan and Shah Jehan to the wardrobe of Tipu Sultan, you will find a lot of treasures among others on display. If these are not enough, be ready to be mesmerised by the statue of Veiled Rebecca by G.B. Benzoni or listen to the ticking of clocks in unison in the clock room. Another interesting feature is the Quran collection of the  Salar Jung  Museum, Hyderabad. In this collection, you will find a Quran made entirely of gold and another one made up of silver!

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Salar Jung Museum traveller reviews

15 Salar Jung Museum reviews
A must see museum in Hyderabad..
Dec 03 2014
If you choose Hyderabad as your destination, Salarjung should be included in it. It is a must see museum. Its filled with Indian culture, history and everything thing... Also you can see various artifacts ranging BC and 1st AD.. Also there is artifac ...... read more
All about HYderabad's History
Oct 20 2014
Amongst other monuments and historic buildings in the Charminar area, the Salar Jung Museum is an imperative stop. Explore the 38 galleries that house an impressive and elaborate collection of art and artefacts from not only India, but also Persia, S ...... read more
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