7 Hyderabad Museums for History Lovers – Places to visit in Hyderabad

There are no questions on Hyderabad’s amazing culture of ‘Ganga-Jamuna tehzeeb’. You can visit the Mecca Masjid, Birla Temple and Lord Buddha statue. You can roam in the busy shopping bazaars in Hyderabad with centuries of history behind them. Hyderabad Museums should be in the list of places to visit in Hyderabad for all history lovers due to the unique collection of items.

7. Archival Museum

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If you wish to spend some time in exploring and learning about the bygone eras, admiring the decades’ old mementos, this is one of the best Hyderabad museums to visit. It is easily accessible so you can visit the museum without much hassle. It is an ideal place for every art and history lover. The Archival Museum is especially known for the historical documents it houses. This Hyderabad museum has many galleries; each gallery displays a wide range of weapons, sculptures, paintings, etc. This museum is also constituted of rare manuscripts, historical records, and others historical documents.

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Archival Museum Entry Fee:
– Rs. 20 as Record Search Fee
– Rs. 5 Search Fee for records of 1 year, 2 years and up to 10 years old
– Rs. 15 Search Fee for records more than 10 years old and up to year 1858
– Rs. 30 Search Fee for records prior to 1858

Location: Telangana State Archives and Research Institute, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500007

Archival Museum Timings:
– Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm .
– Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

6. Natural History Museum, Hyderabad

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If you are a wildlife lover, then Natural History Museum is the best place for you. Natural History Museum is located in Bahadurpur. Situated inside the Nehru Zoological Park, this museum is famous for housing exciting and uncommon exhibits. This is a perfect place for those people who want to explore the many facets of history, especially with regards to animals. As the museum displays stuffed dummies, therefore a person can get a glimpse of the extinct as well as the living animals.

Natural History Museum Entry Fee:
– Rs. 20 per person for adults
– Rs. 10 per person for children

Visit Duration: 2 hours

Location: Zoological Park, Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telangana 500264

Natural History Museum Timings:
– 10 am to 5 pm all days except Sundays
– Sunday: 2 pm to 5pm.

5. Health Museum

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Hyderabad’s health museum is the first health museum of India. Started by Nizam rulers of Hyderabad in 1948, this is one of the finest museums of Hyderabad. Even now the same old building is being used as an health museum. In the year 1953, when Jawaharlal Nehru visited this museum he said ‘Every State in India should have a health museum like this’. This museum is basically divided into to parts: one for nutrition, food, family welfare, health, sanitation, cancer and environmental hazards. The other is completely dedicated to motherhood and childbirth. This health museum of Hyderabad it’s known for containing various jars, posters, plastic figures, diagrams, etc related to health and child birth. Every week 2000 students visits this health museum.
Health Museum Entry Fee: Free

Location: very near to Public Gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad

Health Museum Timings:
-10 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and public holidays

4. Nizam Observatory Museum

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Hyderbad Musuems not only known for collection of items but also known for the century old space observatory.
Nizamia Observatory is more than a century old space observatory, right in the middle of the city, one of the hidden gems of this city. Not many people know about it. Though it falls in the walker’s path and many people pass by it every morning and evening. This is the main building of the Nizamia Observatory that is now being used as a school for mentally handicapped. This campus is a part of Osmania University.  The visitor can find many awesome things here such as Observatory Towers, Cataloging of Stars, and Faded Painting.

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110 years old image of Nizamia Observatory

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Nizam Observatory Entry Fee: Free

Location: Greenlands, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana 500082

Nizam Observatory Timings:
-11 am to 6 pm

3. Telangana State Archaeological Museum

Telangana State Archaeological Museum
Telangana State Archaeology Museum, earlier called as Hyderabad Museum is located near to Hyderabad’s Public Garden, Nampally. It is one of the oldest museums not just of Hyderabad but is among the South India. The site on which the museum has been built was explored by the known archaeologist Henry Cousens in the 19th century. One of the popular tourist attractions of Hyderabad, Telangana State Archaeology Museum is a perfect place to visit for people of all age groups. There are many galleries in the Hyderabad museum, each presenting captivating collections. From stone sculptures to modern paintings to bronze works to manuscripts to different kinds of textiles, Telangana State Archaeology Museum displays various interesting items to interest its visitors.
State Archaeological Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 10 for Adults
– Rs 5 for Kids
– Rs. 20 for Camera

Location: Public Gardens, Nampally, HYderabad

State Archaeological Museum Timings:
– 10:30 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holiday

2. Nizam Museum in Purani Haveli

Nizam Museum Hyderabad

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Located in the Purani Haveli, Nizam’s Museum is a place worth visiting. Boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world, it was created on the wish of last and the seventh Nizam, Asaf Jah VII, the museum showcases a glimpse into the lives of Nizams. Nizam Museum is consisted of a wide range of rare souvenirs and exquisitely designed mementos. The major attraction here is the golden, wooden throne, which was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam. This Hyderabad museum also has a gold model of the pavilion. Diamond inlaid gold Tiffin-box, paintings of Mir Osman Ali Khan, wooden writing box covered with mother-of-pearl, daggers studded with diamond and gold, etc. An intricately designed silver perfume bottles, a gift from the Raja of Palvancha is also an admirable piece of art.

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Nizam’s Throne

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Nizam Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 80 for Adults
– Rs 15 for Kids

Location: Purani Haveli, Pathar Gatti, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002

Contact Number: 040 2452 1029

Nizam Museum Timings:
– 10 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holiday

1. Salarjung Museum

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Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad is located on the southern bank of the river Musi. Salar Jung Museum is popularly known for its one of largest one-man collections of the world. What makes this Salar Jung Museum all the more special is its location. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots of Hyderabad such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Telangana State High Court, Telangana State Central Library, etc.

Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is the third largest museum in India. It was declared open in the year of 1951 by the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In the year of 1968, the entire collection was shifted to the present building. Spread across an area of 10 acres and built in 2 floors, the Salar Jung Museum present wide range of artefacts which have been majorly collected by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan who is also known as Salar Jung III along with Nawab Turab Ali Khan (Salar Jung I) and his descendants.

Mir Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting antiques and artifacts and spent considerable amount of his wealth collecting the same from all over the world. With a collection of close to 43000 art objects, 9000 manuscripts and 47000 printed books, Salar Jung Museum promises a rich experience to all its visitors. The museum has 38 galleries which are spread over 2 floors. The ground floor of the museum is consisted of 20 galleries while the first floor has 18 galleries. A visit to one the best Hyderabad museums s a must if you are a true history lover.

Dont miss the Salarjung museum clock which is an icon of Hyderabad Museums.

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Double Statue at Salarjung Museum

Salarjung Museum Entry Fee:
– RS 10 for Adults
– Rs 5 for Kids
Location: Near Minar Function Hall, Salar Jung Road, Darulshifa, Hyderabad, Telangana 500002

Contact Number: 040-2452 3211

Salarjung Museum Timings:
– 10:30 am to 5 pm
– Closed on Fridays and Public Holidays




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