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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
include models, charts, specimens and photographs meant
primarily for children. Films are shown on Wednesdays
Open timing:10 to 5pm. Closed Friday and
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.
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
Open: 10.30 to 5pm. Closed Mondays and public
Andhra Pradesh State Museum
A treasure -house of antiques and art objects. The building itself is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
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.