Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad

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Admire the vast art and antique collection of Salar Jung Museum, one of India’s three national museums. The museum houses over a million objects, only a fraction of which are displayed. The items were collected by Salar Jung, a former prime minister of Hyderabad, and they represent one of the world’s largest one-man antique collections. Roam the museum's spacious galleries, containing art belonging to various civilizations and time periods, some dating back to the second century. View countless paintings, sculptures, artifacts, and an extensive collection of clocks. Using our international travel planner, Hyderabad attractions like Salar Jung Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Mr. Salar (the pioneer/hobbyist/photo-genius) exhibits/expresses his personal collections of items of rare value from warfare inventory, royal dresses, historical pictures, carpets, statues. The entry...  more »
  • Awesome place if you love forts and historical sites. Some indescribable experiences and science in those times.. But too tiring  more »
  • It is very expensive so it is visited, the Museum has no logic, only rooms with various collections of objects. Not worth paying 500rs to visit it.
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  • Museums have always amazing us with the nostalgic moments. This museum is very well maintained and organized for regular visit . The collection of the artifacts are brilliant and mind-blowing ones . Again, you end up spending hours looking at the beautiful art work. It is a must visit place. This museum is know for one special clock. To witness the specialty you have to be present in front of this big clock exactly at 12 noon. Mind you, a lot of people assemble so get closest to the clock by being there well before 12:00 PM.
  • Museums have always amused us with the nostalgic moments. This museum is very well maintained and organized. The collection of the artifacts are brilliant. Again, you end up spending hours looking at the beautiful and mind blowing monuments, art work. A must visit place. This museum is know for one special clock. To witness the speciality you have to be present in front of this big clock exactly at 12 noon. Mind you, a lot of people assemble so get closest to the clock by being there well before 12:00 PM.
  • One of the best antique museum I have visited till date. if you are planning to visit this place, be ready to spend minimum of 5 to 6 hours to cover the entire museum. And If you are in hurry then must visit are 1. Western Block (First Floor) 2. Eastern Block (First Floor) 3. Egyptian Antique 4. Clock Show (11 am or 12 PM show is the worth to watch) Has good parking area. Museum has a so-so food court at ground floor.
  • No matter how many times you visit this place you cant get enough of it. Its an amazing museum with great variety of collections. Its very huge and spreaded over few floors too with different categories & its completely air conditioned. It has prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Also its the largest collection of antiques in the world. And the best part is that you will get all this at a minimal cost. Go for it and experience a whole new world!
  • Salar Jung museum is one of the most visited attractions in Hyderabad. The museum has rich collection of artifacts, sculptures, walking sticks, paintings, armour collection, textiles and ivory collection of Salar Jung family. The highlight of the museum is famous clock which draws numerous visitors to see the hourly display. Another major attraction is the famous veiled statue of Rebecca which is a marvellous artwork. Overall, a worthwhile place to visit in Hyderabad barring the traffic in the vicinity.

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