AP State Archaeology Museum

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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

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AP State Archaeology Museum, Hyderabad Overview

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.

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Major Attractions in the Museum

Earlier, the AP State Archaeology Museum was constructed inside a palace in the Public Garden. The palace was built by the Nizam for his daughter and called it the doll's house. The most famous attraction of the museum is the presence of an Egyptian mummy which was accidentally brought in by Mahbub Ali Khan, the son-in-law of Nizam.
AP State Archaeology Museum
Another beautiful attraction is a gallery which has solely been dedicated to Lord Buddha. The gallery comprises of bronze artefacts, arms, armours and has a Jain gallery as well.

Tips For Visiting AP State Archaeology Museum

1. The best time to visit AP State Archaeology Museum in Hyderabad is between the months of October and February.

2. Care must be taken to ensure that cleanliness is maintained inside the museum. Pets are not allowed inside.

3. Carry a notebook to jot down the facts and other relevant information provided during the tour. INR 20 need to be paid in case camera is to be carried inside.

How To Reach AP State Archaeology Museum

AP State Archaeology Museum situated in Hyderabad is located near the main city and is very much accessible. Buses are easily available, and one can use it to reach the museum with much ease.

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