Salar Jang Museum – A Rich Collection of Antiques and Artefacts
There are some places that you want to visit over and over again. Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad is one such destination. I visited this museum a few months ago and here i’m again.
The museum holds the distinctions of being the largest one man collections of the world. It has a very important place in history. The museum was opened to public after the inaugural speech by PM Nehru. The museum was built by Salar Jang III who was the prime minister to Nizam of Hyderabad but later gave up his post and devoted his entire life for collection of arts, antiques and paintings.
The museum has a very large collection of paintings, holographs and books. The first section that we visited inside the museum deals with Indian Art and comprise of beautiful sculptures made of stone, historic arms and various other war attires that were meant for protection. The museum is a vast complex all collecting various historic artefacts with very historic significance and relevance.
The next section of the museum deals with the artefacts from Middle Eastern region like carpets, lacquer, furniture, and holographs. Similarly there is a far eastern section which has a collection of porcelain, utensils, furniture and books.
The prominent attractions of the museum include the arms and ammunitions used by Mughal invaders like Aurangzeb, Shah Jahan and Nur Jahan. There is also a clock room where there are an amazing collection of some 300 antique clocks, including a musical clock which was made by artists from England.
The knowledge and history which is stored inside the museum is impeccable and displays the vast rich culture of Indian subcontinent. The antiques are very beautifully restored to their traditional glory. The museum is well maintained by authorities and the staffs were quite friendly. There were a large number of tourists who were visiting the museum when we went. We all had a good time in the museum and were all awestruck seeing some really beautiful timeless and priceless antiques which are housed in the museum.
The next place that we all decided to visit on our trip to Hyderabad was the Chowmahalla Palace.