Salarjung Museum Overview
Situated close to the Musi River, the Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad has a unique distinction as the third largest museum in India and earned a worldwide fame for its largest one-man collection of antiques. It is a home for the prized collections from different civilizations.
Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III, the former Prime Minister working for the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad, had spent most of his income to gather such priceless collections/ The Museum is a royal treat for art collectors with its 43,000 art objects and 50,000 priceless books and manuscripts. The collections range from Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, European Art, Far Eastern Art, Children Art etc. It also houses the world famous statue of Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a fine collection of miniature paintings, jade owned by Queen Noor Jahan, Emperors Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and other timeless masterpieces.