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6 Famous Museums That Showcases The Rich History & Culture Of Hyderabad


Museums are a rich source of history. They showcase the vibrant life of our ancestors through exhibits and artefacts. It is through these material goods that most of the knowledge of the bygone era is preserved. A strong sense of patriotism is invoked once we step inside these museums as they remind us time and again to appreciate and respect what’s long gone. Read on to know more about such enriching museums in the city. 

1. Birla Science Museum

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Birla Science Museum is a museum where knowledge is propagated in an interactive manner. Physical laws, mechanics, vibrations & sound, are among the many scientific concepts that are exhibited at this museum. Apart from science, you could also learn about archaeology and ancient history here. Plan a visit to Birla Science Museum for all the fascinating exhibits!

Where | Birla Science Museum - Near Birla Mandir, Saifabad, Adarsh Nagar
Call Them | +91 40 2324 1067, +91 40 2323 5081
Timings | 10:30 AM - 8 PM
Entry | Rs 100 Onwards

2. Salarjung Museum

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Salarjung is a magnificent museum that's also one of the most famous sightseeing places in Hyderabad. The reason behind it's fame is the digitised manner in which they've managed to preserve all the info *WHOA!*.  All you art and history lovers, this is one place you’d absolutely fall in love with. A wide collection of artefacts and antiques are on display here, along with numerous galleries to glance through. Head over to this museum for an educational trip!

Where | Salarjung Museum - Salar Jung Rd, near Minar Function Hall, Darulshifa
Call Them | +91 40 2457 6443
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 20 Onwards

3. Sudha Cars Museum

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The Sudha Cars Museum is one of its kind, displaying a vast array of handmade cars. The theme of the museum revolves around vintage and off-beat, creative vehicles. Each and every vehicle on display here sports a unique design and look. They also have a huge collection of bicycles and the most interesting part of it are the labels given to each one of them. If you’re looking for an unconventional learning experience, this museum is a must-visit for you!

Where | Sudha Cars Museum - 19-5-15, 1/D, Bahadurpura X Rd, APHB Colony, Bahadurpura West
Call Them | +91 40 2446 3257
Timings | 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry | Rs 15 Onwards

4. Nizam Museum

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Housing an affluent collection of relics and artefacts, Nizam Museum is a goldmine of Hyderabadi heritage. It boasts a golden, wooden throne which was used during the Last Nizam’s Celebrations, as one of its most popular attractions. Daggers, pearls and caskets are among a few collections that this museum displays. As a visual treat for car lovers, the museum houses some world-famous brands such as Rolls Royce, Packard and Jaguar. The rare collection of items this museum possesses makes it worth a visit!

 Where | Nizam Museum - Purani Haveli, Pathar Gatti
Call Them | +91 40 2452 1029
Timings | 10 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 15 Onwards

5. Telangana State Archeology Museum

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One of the oldest and finest museums in South India, Telangana State Archeology Museum displays an extensive array of stone sculptures, armours, manuscripts, textiles and a vast collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures that date back as far as the 2nd and 3rd century. The artistic architecture of this museum is a beauty in itself. From bronze works to modern paintings, this museum captively engagee its visitors!

Where | Telangana State Archeology Museum - I Floor, H A C A Bhavan, P G Road, Near Control Room
Call Them | +91 40 2323 4942, +91 40 2323 2267
Timings | 10:30 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 5 Onwards

6. Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum 

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As an homage to the tribes of Andhra Pradesh, Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum displays the tribal culture & heritage through a number of exhibits. Spread over 3 floors, this museum showcases the life and culture of the tribes, their equipment, fabric designs, household equipment, and weekly markets. Guys, this museum is a must-visit for the raw, tribal feels, which is visually appealing and at the same time, a fascinating affair!

Where | Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum - Owaisi Pura, Masab Tank
Timings | 10:30 AM - 5 PM
Entry | Rs 10 Onwards

Fellas, explore the rich heritage and educate yourselves about the city that you call home! 
P.S. In light of the latest pandemic reforms, the museums may be temporarily closed. Be sure to contact them before you visit!