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Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum is located on the southern bank of the river Musi at Afzalgunj in Hyderabad District. Declared by the Indian Parliament as an Institution of National Importance, the museum showcases the artistic achievements of diverse European, Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern countries of the world. The major portion of the collection was acquired by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan popularly known as Salar Jung III. There are 38 galleries in the museum spread on two floors. The present building has many coordinating sections such as the education wing, chemical conservation laboratory, photo section, display section, reception and a sales counter. The Reading Room is equipped with all the daily local papers and magazines in English, Telugu and Urdu. The museum has a rich collection of printed books covering various subjects and a rich collection of thousands of manuscripts in Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages. Cloak rooms, restrooms and a cafeteria are attached. The museum is open from 10:00 to 17:00 hrs. It is closed on all Fridays and public holidays such as Remzan, Bakrid, Muharram, Dhulandi, Death Anniversary of Salar Jung III, Dussehra and Diwali. The entrance fee for general public is Rs 10 and for students and children below 12 years is Rs 5. Kacheguda Railway Station and Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station are within a distance of two miles. Road transport buses ply from all parts of the city to Afzalgunj.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Hyderabad
Location: Afzalgunj
Phone: +91-40-24523211


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