Explore the heritage of Nawabs at the Best Museums in Hyderabad

Museums in Hyderabad

The city of Nizams, as it is popularly known, attracts tourists for its rich culture and amazing heritage spots spread across the city. Hyderabad boasts of its spectacular museums that lay out a unique collection of arts and antiquities combined with information and insights to educate about the past culture and civilization. Here is a look at the best museums to visit in Hyderabad!

Best Museums in Hyderabad

Salar Jung Museum

The most well-known museum in Hyderabad, Salar Jung museum is situated in the southern bank of the river Musi. Having traces of objects even from the 1st century the museum talks about antiques from across the country and the world. This museum stands as the special one since it has historical things crossing the count of 43,000, about 47,000 printed books and manuscripts touching 10,000.


Surendrapuri is a unique one-stop destination where you can see the epitome of cultural, artistic and sculptural excellence. Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam, one-of-its-kind mythological theme park. The other major attractions of this place are Nagakoti (101-feet Shiva Linga) and a temple of Panchamukhi Hanuman with Panchmukha Shiva and Lord Venkateswara. A 60-feet double-sided Panchamukhi Hanuman and Shiva statue at the entrance catches the attention of visitors.

BM Birla Science Center 

The BM Birla Science Centre is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country for the dissemination of science and has several innovative programmes in the popularization of science and formal and non-formal education and research. It is recognized both as an Institute of Higher Education and for R&D.

Sudha Cars Museum 

Sudha Cars Museum is an automobile museum. The museum displays “crazy cars” that resemble everyday objects. These cars are handmade by Kanyaboyina Sudhakar (known mainly as K. Sudhakar or K. Sudhakar Yadav) who started it as his hobby in his school days and opened the dedicated museum in 2010.

Telangana State Museum 

Offering you a complete view of the multifaceted culture of Telangana, the Telangana State Museum is situated in the Public Garden of Hyderabad. The oldest of all, this is the most efficiently maintained architecture spelling out too much of the cultural heritage. Demonstrated as the zenith of a ruler and his state’s passion blended with the persistent aspiration to safeguard the rich legacy of his state.

National History Museum 

The museums of Nizam and Salar Jung are defined by the influx of tourists rising every year but on the other hand, the National History Museum, has a different story altogether. The fact is that this grand sculpture is not only a favorite spot for tourists but the locals are its fans too. The city residents also take out enough time to visit this marvelous place as it has something very rare about it.

Heritage Museum

The museum displays objects and antiquities such as Terracotta figurines from Kondapur (Medak District), Peddabankur and Dhulikatta (Karimnagar District), Pochampad (Nizamabad District), Serupalli (Mahaboobnagar District), Yeleswaram (Nalgonda District) and Gollathagudi (Mahaboobnagar district). It also includes displays of stone, wood, ivory, porcelain objects etc., in the remaining sections. The antiquities and art objects displayed in the building are systematically organized in accordance with musicological principles.

City Museum 

Inside the palace namely Purani Haveli, the City Museum of Hyderabad is the official residence of the Nizam. The museum was built commemorating the honorable last Nizam of the state. Presently, it is being used as a school for industrial training. The museum is also widely acclaimed for housing the stylish terracotta figurines of Europe, Neolithic pots, megalithic sites, and coins of the Satavahana period.

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