Telangana State Museum

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 1 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Inside Public Gardens

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek / Boat

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 kms from Nampally Railway Station, AP State Museum located with in Public Gardens is the oldest museum in Hyderabad. With very good collection, it is one of the important museums in the state.

Built in 1928 by the Nizam VII, the museum building itself is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, wanted to preserve the cultural heritage of the state and also took steps to extend the treasure trove act of the British ruled dominions to his state and also created the Department of Archaeology under the stewardship of Dr. Ghulam Yuzdani in 1915. From then onwards the department played an active role and conducted several extensive explorations and excavations.

The museum contains a Buddhist gallery, Brahmanical & Jain gallery, Bronze gallery, Arms & Armour gallery, Numismatics gallery, Ajanta gallery and more. Adjacent to the State Museum is the Contemporary Art Museum.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Fridays

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 per Adults, Rs. 5 per Child, Rs. 20 for Camera & Rs. 100 for Video