Hyderabad-Secunderabad - Museums



Salar Jung Museum
Salar Jung Museum the single largest one man collections of the world. If this one man had not chosen to remain a bachelor the world would have been bereft of one of the greatest collection of antiques. We are talking about art objects collected by Yusuf Ali Salar Jung, the Prime minister to the Nizam. Though Salar Jung III is credited with this fantastic collections, it all started with his father and grandfather
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Health Museum

Exhibits include models, charts, specimens and photographs meant primarily for children. Films are shown on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Open timing:10 to 5pm. Closed Friday and public holidays


The Nizam's Museum

Dedicated to the last and seventh Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, it has a rich collection of souvenirs, mementos, and models presented on the silver jubilee of Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan's reign.

Museums

State Archaeological Museum

A general collection of sculpture, painting, arms and artifacts from different period, some dating back to the 2nd century BC. Major collections, however are from the Asaf Jahi period.
Open: 10.30 to 5pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays
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Andhra Pradesh State Museum
A treasure -house of antiques and art objects. The building itself is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.

Cinema Ghar
Established as a tribute to India cinema by M.F. Husain.

Purani Haveli (Nizam's Museum)
This sprawling complex of mid - 19th - century Neo - Classical buildings was the main residence of the sixth Nizam, Mahbub Ali Pasha. A glimpse of his lavish lifestyle can be seen in the eastern wing of the main building, in the Massarat Mahal. This has the Nizam's gigantic wooden wardrobe, a 73 - sq m (786 - sq ft) room with closets on two levels, and a mechanical elevator affording access to the upper tier. Its contents once included 75 identical tweed suits - the Nizam liked the pattern so much that he bought the Scottish factory's entire stock of it. Purani Haveli also houses the Nizam's Museum, which displays china, silver objects d'art, and several fascinating photographs that capture the legandary opulence of the Nizam and his court.