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.
Entrance to the Museum is by ticket, the rate of which is Rs.10/- for general public. Students with identity cards are given 50% concession. Besides, defence personnel in uniform, organized Kisan parties and children below 12 years are also given 50% concession. For foreign visitors the fee is Rs. 150/-.
During 'Children's Week' (14th-20th November) school children upto 12 years of age accompanied by teachers are allowed free of charge. During the 'Museum Week' (8th - 14th January) public is given concession in the entrance ticket.
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 publication sales counter.
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.
Request to the visitors:
- Smoking is strictly prohibited.
- Avail the cloak room facility located near the booking counter for depositing luggage.
- Photography is not allowed inside the museum – deposit your cameras in lockers provided in the cloak room.
- 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.
|Salar Jung III Death Anniversay
|Holi / Dhulandi
|Sri Rama Navami
|Idu'l Fitr (Ramzan)
|Mahatma Gandhi's Jayanthi
|@ Subject to change depending on appearance of Moon
From 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. without interruption.