Double Statue

The collection of the
Museum consists of
Indian Art


Situated on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salar Jung Museum is not far from the other important monuments of the old city. The historic Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library and the Osmania General Hospital are all within a radius of one mile from the Salar Jung Museum.

How to reach Salar Jung Museum

The Museum has an easy approach by road and rail. The important railway Stations Kachiguda and Nampally are within a distance of three miles. Road transport buses run frequently from all parts of the city to Afzalgunj which is within walking distance from the museum.

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At the Museum...

There are 38 galleries in the Museum spread over in three buildings viz., Central Block, Eastern Block (Mir Laiq Ali Khan Bhavan) and Western Block (Mir Turab Ali Khan Bhavan) on two floors. The Central Block with 27 galleries (ground floor 15 galleries, first floor 12 galleries) Even then, the total exhibited art objects constitute a little over 25% of the entire collection.

The museum has many coordinating sections such as the Education Wing, Chemical Conservation Laboratory, Photo section, Display section, Reception and a Sales counter. The museum security is being looked after by CISF.

There are also public facilities such as cloak rooms, restrooms at all cardinal points and a cafeteria run by AP Tourism.

Admission fee

Entrance to Museum is by ticket, the rate of which is Rs.20/- for domestic visitors and students and other children who are below 18 years are free of charge subjected production of any Id. For foreign visitors the entry fee is Rs.500/-


To meet the needs of scholars and research students and also interested visitors, the museum has been publishing catalogues on certain important collections of the museum. So far it has come out with catalogues on Persian, Arabic and Urdu manuscripts, special monographs apart from the 'SJM Bi-Annual Research Journal' to facilitate the researchers.

Museum publications, including popular leaflets and picture postcards of the collection are sold at the HHEC Souvenir Shop located in the ground floor of the central building.

Reading Room

The Reading Room is located in the second floor and equipped with all the daily local papers and magazines in English, Telugu and Urdu. Some foreign magazines are also available for the benefit of the readers.

Facilities to Scholars

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. Scholars are permitted to use the library on request by obtaining passes from the reception counter.

Audio Guide

The museum has also introduced Audio Guide system for the benefit of the visitors. The languages available are English, Hindi and Telugu. Audio Guide sets are available on payment of Rs.60/- only, in the ground floor of the central building.


Still and mobile photography allowed on payment of Rs. 50/-

Request to the visitors:

  • Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • Avail the cloak room facility located near the booking counter for depositing luggage.
  • Do not touch the objects on display as they are prone to disfigure.
  • Preserve our culture for future generations.
  • Try to avoid use of cell phone in the gallery.
  • Do not carry the notified objects such as knives, scissors, blades, razors, match boxes or lighters.
  • Cooperate with the security personnel.
  • Please use garbage box and keep the surroundings neat and clean.
  • If you are willing to make a comment or complement please use the suggestion book kept at exit gates.


The museum is closed on all Fridays (weekly holiday). Besides, the museum will remain closed on the following public holidays.

Name of the Festival

  Date of Festival

Day of Festival

Makara Sankranthi



Republic Day



Salar Jung III Death Anniversary





Friday **

Ugadi (Telugu New Year)



Mahavir Jayanthi



Buddha Purnima



Idu’l Fitr  


Saturday @**

Independence Day



Ganesh Chaturthi                        


Thursday **

Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid)


Thursday @**

Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanthi



Vijaya Dashami                              


Thursday **



Saturday @**



Wednesday **

Milad Un Nabi / Birthday of Prophet Mohd


Thursday @**

Christmas Day



@ Subject to change depending on appearance of Moon
** Closed holidays for the Museum

Working hours

From 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. without interruption.


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