Salar Jung Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and it’s the third largest museum in India as it’s the house of antiques collections. Salar Jung Museum is spread over an area of 10 acres and 4-story building with more than 1 million objects was established in 1951. Salar Jung Museum is basically the various artifacts gathered by Nawab Yousuf Ali Khan, popularly known by the name Salar Jung III, he spent maximum of his income for the priceless collection as his passion.
There are a total of 36 galleries spread over four floors. One generally starts at Founder’s gallery and then move to western furniture gallery where the furniture collection of Japan, China, Persia, Europe, North America, India, Nepal and Burma are kept, next to it we have Ivory section with a whole chair set made of ivory a gift by Lousi XV to Tipu Sultan.
The main attraction to this museum is the Musical Clock which is at the open auditorium. The western block is full with varied paintings and artwork. Among the various galleries meant to display the Indian art they have Kashmiri room, Mughal room, textile room and Indian mini-painting room. The Arms room holds the various devices used by Mughal emperors during wars.
Another worth see inside the museum is the statue of Rebecca, created by G B Benzoni in 1876 which is the perfect example of Italian sculpture on marbles. The museum has world famous Quran collection written in different fonts and designs in Gold and silver. There is also a huge collection of religious books as well.
Salar Jung Museum is open on all the days except on Fridays and national holidays. The timings is 10 Am to 5 Pm. The entry ticket for adult is Rs 10 and for children is Rs 5, for NRI the price is Rs 150.