Hyderabad is the capital city of Telangana, which was once ruled by the Mughals, Nizams and Qutub Shahis. This city has been known to be one of the best cities to tour worldwide because of its monuments, mosques, temples and other heritage sights which are worth visiting. It also has a number of museums which makes the city more important for a tourist to come over. Here is a list of the top 8 museums in Hyderabad.
Beautiful Museums in Hyderabad with Pictures:
Here are our top 10 Famous Museums in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Let’s have a look at them.
1. Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum:
Nehru Centenary Tribal Museum is a small tribal museum spread over three floors in Masab Tank, Hyderabad. Although it is small, this museum in Hyderabad is a must-visit to learn about the tribal lifestyle and their culture and traditions. It is a well-maintained museum that showcases the culture and heritage of 32 tribes living in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. This museum has displays and photo galleries of tribal facial features, houses, household items, deities, markets, professions and dances and tribal dioramas, clothes, musical instruments, hunting, farming and fishing tools etc.
2. Salar Jung Museum:
Salar Jung museum is the most famous museum in Hyderabad; it is situated on the southern bank of the river Musi. The museum includes antiques from the country and all over the world, which records objects from even the 1st century. This museum has been known to have more than 43,000 historical things and 47,000 printed books and 9,000 manuscripts. Other than these it has sculptures, paintings, textiles, aircraft, carvings, etc., from China, Nepal, Egypt, Japan, North America, etc.
Surendrapuri Museum is not exactly in Hyderabad but a little in distance. This museum was created to spread awareness about Indian Mythology and Hindu Mythology. Kunda Satyanarayana established this museum and named it after his Surendra, from which it gets the name as well. It includes replicas of over 100 famous temples all over the country with their proper mythological story portrayed.
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4. City Museum:
The City Museum of Hyderabad is inside the palace of Purani Haveli, which is the official residence of the Nizam. The museum had been created in honour of the last Nizam of the state; it is currently also used as a school for industrial training. The museum is famous for its styled terracotta figurines of Europe, coins of the Satavahana period, old objects kept that show the reign of the Nizams and also gifts and mementoes which were given to them with gratitude and respect.
5. Telangana State Museum:
AP State Museum is situated in Hyderabad’s Public Garden. It has a bright and fresh view of the culture of the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the oldest of all but very well maintained to be kept anew. Archeologist Henry Cousens had explored the place in the 19th Century and later excavated by a Nizam who had decided to place the objects in a museum for which it had been built.
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6. Birla Science Museum:
Birla Science Museum was established by a civil engineer Mr P. A Singaravelu consists of 5 different ‘science centres’ which are worth touring. They are one the museum, the planetarium, the art gallery, the centre of science and a ‘dinosaur-ium’.
7. Natural History Museum:
The museums of Nizam and Salar Jung are popular and have the most tourists visiting them, but Natural History Museum shows another side among all the other museums. Not just tourists but the people residing in the city should also take out time and visit the museum as what makes it unique are not the history and culture but the animals and different creatures which have made their home in this country. The Natural History Museum focuses on the lives of animals, both living and extinct. Stuffed replicas are made and are portrayed so lifelike that one cannot make out that it’s not real, at the first sight.
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8. Sudha Car Museum:
The most unique museum in Hyderabad is Sudha Cars Museum made by an extremely witty Guinness World Record Holder, Mr K. Sudhakar, who is skilled in making vehicles. He had been keen on hobbies with cars and bikes from school and had made his own bike when he was 15. By the time he was doing his higher studies, he managed to make a four-wheeler as well. This museum consists of different objects shaped like helmets, beds, and pens, which are actually vehicles.
Next time when you plan a trip to Hyderabad, don’t miss out on these Beautiful Museums. Have you liked this post? Leave your comments.