Salar Jung Museum
Museum type :
Art Museum

Established in :
1968

Holidays :
None

Visiting Hours :
10am-5pm

Contact No :
+91 40 24523211

Location :
Hyderabad , India

Display Objects :

Oil and watercolor paintings form an important part of the European Collection. Artifacts are from all over the world that includes a musical clock, the Veiled Rebecca, rare scriptures and manuscripts.




Description :

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum at Dar-Ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India has an exquisite collection of priceless articles like Ivory, Marble sculptures. The Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life's passion. Later in 1968, the museum shifted to its present location at Afzalgunj and is administered by a Board of Trustees with the Governor of Andhra Pradesh as ex-officio chairperson under the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961.