Andhra Pradesh State Archeological Museum is located in the
. A haven for art lovers, the museum has a huge collection of stone and metal sculptures from ancient and medieval Andhra and from the Satavahana
and Ikshvaku periods in its five galleries. The edifice, built in 1928 by the Nizam VII, is a fine specimen of Indo-Saracen architecture.
The museum consists of Buddhist gallery, Brahmanical and Jain gallery, Bronze gallery, Arms and Armor gallery, Numismatics gallery, and Ajanta gallery. An exclusive aspect of the museum is its Modern Art Gallery, which has a large collection of paintings and sculptures of modern artists of Hyderabad. A Kakatiya mandapam sprinkled with stone sculptures is also seen. The Contemporary Art Museum is located nearby.
The museum is open from 10:30 to 17:00 hrs and is closed on Fridays.