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About Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad is one of the largest museums showcasing artefacts from diverse civilisations around the world. It was built using the largest personal collection of artefacts in the world belonging to Nawab Salar Jung, the prime minister to the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, who was the wealthiest person in the world at that time. The present-day building on the banks of the Musi River in the Darulshifa locality of Hyderabad was inaugurated in 1968 after the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961. The Salar Jung Museum has a great collection of rare artefacts like the sword of the famous Mughal emperor Aurangazeb, rare paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and the wardrobe of Tipu Sultan. There is also an exquisite collection of Qurans in different scripts and fonts from all across the world, including gold and silver-lettered Qurans. The best places to stay near Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad are Jai Hind Society, Hi-Tech City and Siddiamber Bazar. The most comfortable hotels near Salar Jung Museum are Best Western Ashoka, Hotel Tara International and FabHotel Prowell.

Pro Tip: Make it a point to visit Hussain Sagar Lake, which is the most beautiful landmark for any traveller visiting Hyderabad.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult : INR 20 Foreign Tourist Adult : INR 500 Camera Photo: INR 50 Video : INR 50
  • Closed On Fridays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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