State Museum is an art and archeology museum, situated in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. It is housed in a building converted from one of the Nizam's mansions.
Established in 1930, the museum exhibits sculptures, bronzes, Stone Age implements, miniature paintings, arts, textiles, jade, true copies of Ajanta and Ellora paintings, arms and weapons, manuscripts, coins and examples of Bidri Artworks.
Other interesting artifacts on display include a life-size lizard, an Egyptian Mummy dating back to 2500 BC, three enormous temple bells, an unusual boyish rendering of Parvathi and a Narasimha seated with Lakshmi on his lap.
Visiting hours are set between 10:30 to 17:00 hrs, except Fridays and government holidays.