Assembly, Hyderabad (Map)|
Entry Fee & Timings|
Timings:- This museum opens from 10 am to 5 pm and is closed on Fridays. Entry Fee:- The museum charges Rs 10 for adults and Rs 5 for children.|
Govt. Museum & Memorials, Museums|
Place visit with|
Family, Kids, Friends, Solo, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters|
Best time to visit|
January, February, March, April|
Khairatabad Metro Station (2 KM) Lakdi Ka Pul Metro Station (1 KM) Assembly Metro Station (0 KM) Gandhi Bhavan Metro Station (1 KM) Osmania Medical College Metro Station (2 KM) Malakpet Metro Station (2 KM) RTC Cross Roads Metro Station (1 KM) Chikkadpally Metro Station (1 KM) Narayanguda Metro Station (1 KM) Sultan Bazaar Metro Station (2 KM)|
About Telangana State Archaeology Museum
The Telangana State Archaeological Museum is located in the Public Park area of Hyderabad, near the famous Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and the Telangana Legislative Assembly. The museum was founded and established during the period of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, who ruled from 1911 to 1948. It was officially opened to the public in 1930. In 1960 it was named Andhra Pradesh State Archaeological Museum. In 2008, a sword and other artefacts of the Nizam were stolen from the museum. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2014, the museum was renamed as Telangana State Archaeological Museum. The museum began as a repository for the collection of artefacts and historical objects that the Nizams had collected over the centuries.
It houses a vast and diverse collection of sculptures, artefacts, manuscripts, coins and art pieces from different historical periods, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the region. The museum has become an important cultural and tourist attraction in Hyderabad, attracting visitors from across India and the world who come to explore its collections and learn about the history of the region.
Architecture of Telangana State Archaeology Museum
The museum building is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, characterized by a blend of Indian and Islamic architectural styles. The present museum building reflects Indo-Islamic architecture with delicate domes, high arches, stylized windows and projecting eaves.
Interesting facts about Telangana State Archaeology Museum
The museum serves as an educational and research centre, attracting scholars and researchers interested in archaeology, history and art.
Over the years, the museum has undergone renovation and modernization efforts to enhance its facilities, exhibits, and visitor experience.
The most popular attraction of this museum is its mummy of the Egyptian Princess Nayshu which was brought to Hyderabad in 1930 by Nasir Nawaz Jung, son-in-law of Asaf Jah VI.
There is a huge gallery based on Buddha from the last century. The museum houses a variety of archaeological artefacts from the Nizam and Kakatiya dynasty.
How to reach Telangana State Archaeology Museum
By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Telangana State Archaeological Museum is Nampally. It is a 28-minute walk.
By Rail:- The nearest railway station to Telangana State Archaeological Museum is Hyderabad. It is a 21-minute walk.
By Bus:- The nearest bus stop to Telangana State Archaeological Museum is Nampally Grand Plaza. It is 3 minutes walk away.
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Dine Hill 1.92 km
Liphuye 2.13 km
Museum Art Gallery 2.61 km