The ‘Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb’. reflects in Hyderabad by its museums, historical places and personalities, which tell the royal secular story of Hyderabadi culture and traditions. If You want to go beyond the words then, you can visit the Mecca Masjid, Birla Temple and Lord Buddha statue. You can roam in the busy shopping bazaars in Hyderabad with centuries of history behind them. Hyderabad Museums should be in the list of places to visit in Hyderabad for all history lovers due to the unique collection of items.
If you wish to spend some time in exploring and learning about the bygone eras, admiring the decades’ old mementos, this is one of the best Hyderabad museums to visit. It is easily accessible so you can visit the museum without much hassle. It is an ideal place for every art and history lover. The Archival Museum is especially known for the historical documents it houses. This Hyderabad museum has many galleries; each gallery displays a wide range of weapons, sculptures, paintings, etc. This museum is also constituted of rare manuscripts, historical records, and others historical documents.
Archival Museum Entry Fee:
– Rs. 20 as Record Search Fee
– Rs. 5 Search Fee for records of 1 year, 2 years and up to 10 years old
– Rs. 15 Search Fee for records more than 10 years old and up to year 1858
– Rs. 30 Search Fee for records prior to 1858
Location: Telangana State Archives and Research Institute, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500007
Archival Museum Timings:
– Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm .
– Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Natural History Museum, Hyderabad
If you are a wildlife lover, then Natural History Museum is the best place for you. Natural History Museum is located in Bahadurpur. Situated inside the Nehru Zoological Park, this museum is famous for housing exciting and uncommon exhibits. This is a perfect place for those people who want to explore the many facets of history, especially with regards to animals. As the museum displays stuffed dummies, therefore a person can get a glimpse of the extinct as well as the living animals.
Natural History Museum Entry Fee:
– Rs. 20 per person for adults
– Rs. 10 per person for children
Visit Duration: 2 hours
Location: Zoological Park, Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telangana 500264
Natural History Museum Timings:
– 10 am to 5 pm all days except Sundays
– Sunday: 2 pm to 5pm.
Hyderabad’s health museum is the first health museum of India. Started by Nizam rulers of Hyderabad in 1948, this is one of the finest museums of Hyderabad. Even now the same old building is being used as an health museum. In the year 1953, when Jawaharlal Nehru visited this museum he said ‘Every State in India should have a health museum like this’. This museum is basically divided into to parts: one for nutrition, food, family welfare, health, sanitation, cancer and environmental hazards. The other is completely dedicated to motherhood and childbirth. This health museum of Hyderabad it’s known for containing various jars, posters, plastic figures, diagrams, etc related to health and child birth. Every week 2000 students visits this health museum.
Health Museum Entry Fee: Free
Location: very near to Public Gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad
Health Museum Timings:
-10 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and public holidays
Nizam Observatory Museum
Hyderbad Musuems not only known for collection of items but also known for the century old space observatory – Nizamia Observatory is more than a century old space observatory, right in the middle of the city, one of the hidden gems of this city. Not many people know about it. Though it falls in the walker’s path and many people pass by it every morning and evening. This is the main building of the Nizamia Observatory that is now being used as a school for mentally handicapped. This campus is a part of Osmania University. The visitor can find many awesome things here such as Observatory Towers, Cataloging of Stars, and Faded Painting.
Location: Greenlands, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
Nizam Observatory Timings:
-11 am to 6 pm
Telangana State Archaeological Museum
Telangana State Archaeology Museum, earlier called as Hyderabad Museum is located near to Hyderabad’s Public Garden, Nampally. It is one of the oldest museums not just of Hyderabad but is among the South India. The site on which the museum has been built was explored by the known archaeologist Henry Cousens in the 19th century. One of the popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad, Telangana State Archaeology Museum is a perfect place to visit for people of all age groups. There are many galleries in the Hyderabad museum, each presenting captivating collections. From stone sculptures to modern paintings to bronze works to manuscripts to different kinds of textiles, Telangana State Archaeology Museum displays various interesting items to interest its visitors.
State Archaeological Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 10 for Adults
– Rs 5 for Kids
– Rs. 20 for Camera
Location: Public Gardens, Nampally, HYderabad
State Archaeological Museum Timings:
– 10:30 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holiday
Nizam Museum in Purani Haveli
Located in the Purani Haveli, Nizam’s Museum is a place worth visiting. Boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world, it was created on the wish of last and the seventh Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, the museum showcases a glimpse into the lives of Nizams. Nizam Museum is consisted of a wide range of rare souvenirs and exquisitely designed mementos. The major attraction here is the golden, wooden throne, which was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam. This Hyderabad museum also has a gold model of the pavilion. Diamond inlaid gold Tiffin-box, paintings of Mir Osman Ali Khan, wooden writing box covered with mother-of-pearl, daggers studded with diamond and gold, etc. An intricately designed silver perfume bottles, a gift from the Raja of Palvancha is also an admirable piece of art.
Nizam Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 80 for Adults
– Rs 15 for Kids
Location: Purani Haveli, Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002
Contact Number: 040 2452 1029
Nizam Museum Timings:
– 10 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holiday
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad is located on the southern bank of the river Musi. Salar Jung Museum is popularly known for its one of largest one-man collections of the world. What makes this Salar Jung Museum all the more special is its location. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots of Hyderabad such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Telangana State High Court, Telangana State Central Library, etc.
Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest museum in India. It was declared open in the year of 1951 by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In the year of 1968, the entire collection was shifted to the present building. Spread across an area of 10 acres and built in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants.
Mir Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting antiques and artifacts and spent considerable amount of his wealth collecting the same from all over the world. With a collection of close to 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books, Salar Jung Museum promises a rich experience to all its visitors. The museum has 38 galleries which are spread over 2 floors. The ground floor of the museum is consisted of 20 galleries while the first floor has 18 galleries. A visit to one the best Hyderabad museums s a must if you are a true history lover.
Dont miss the Salarjung museum clock which is an icon of Hyderabad Museums.
Salarjung Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 10 for Adults
– Rs 5 for Kids
Location: Near Minar Function Hall, Salar Jung Road, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002
Contact Number: 040-2452 3211
Salarjung Museum Timings:
– 10:30 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holidays
Sudha Car Museum
As the name itself suggests, this is the most bizarre and rarest museum in Hyderabad – Sudha Cars Museum! It is constructed by an exceptionally witty Guinness World Record Holder, Mr. K. Sudhakar, whose forte is in making vehicles. He had a strong penchant for cars and bikes since his very initial days of school. He created his own bike at a very young age of 15. While he was pursuing his higher studies, he even successfully made a four wheeler. Now, as a tribute, this museum comprises of several objects in the shape of helmet, bed, pen, which are actually vehicles.
Address : D No 19-5-10/3/A, Beside Zoo Park X Roads, Bahadurpura, Hyderabad
Timing : All days of the week 09:30 AM – 06:30 PM
Once ruled by the Mughals, Nizams and Qutub Shahis, Hyderabad takes pride in being the capital city of the multifarious state of Andhra Pradesh. Boasting of magnificent monuments, splendid mosques, glorious temples and other spectacular heritage sites, the city takes an impressive position in the list of some best cities to tour worldwide.
Another feather in the cap is a number of museums that add attraction to the royal city. The Hyderabad Museums showcase a huge collection of arts and antiquities clubbed with relative information and insights that impart deep knowledge of the yesteryear culture and civilization. To list a few famous museums in Hyderabad. #KhabarLive