Timings : 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Fridays)
Time Required : 2-3 Hours
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 10 Per Person
Children: INR 5 Per Child
Constructed In : 1930
Site Discovered By : Henry Cousens
Architectural Style : Indo-Saracenic Style
AP State Archaeology Museum is now known as Telangana State Archaeology Museum. It is located in the public garden of Hyderabad. It is also one of the most ancient museums not only in Hyderabad but also in entire South India.
The site where the museum stood was explored way back in the 19th century by the very well-known archaeologist named Henry Cousens. The architecture of the museum is one of its kind and has its own kind of beauty. It has adapted the Indo-Saracenic style.
It is said that the sole purpose of the museum was not just for it to stand as a museum. Its existence is obligated to the last Nizam of Hyderabad who wished to save the culture and heritage of the state of Hyderabad in the middle of the British rule which is why he created the department of archaeology in 1915.
From then on, the department played a significant role in exploring and excavating historical sites as well as preserving the ancient monuments. But, later a point reached when there was no place to house the collection which led to the construction of the museum in 1930.