Nizam Museum

Nizam Museum, Hyderabad: Hours, Address, Nizam Museum Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Vikas Singh
Hyderabad, India3,932 contributions
Sep 2021
Photography is allowed on payment of Rs.150. Entrance ticket costs Rs.125. The museum is badly maintained are rarely visited by tourists. The exhibits are interesting and you can easily spend 3-4 hours here.

Masarrat Mahal

It was constructed for third Nizam Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III by his father Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah II. The main building resembles 18th-century European palaces. A unique feature of this palace is the world's longest wardrobe, built in two levels with a hand-cranked wooden elevator in place. This occupies the entire length of one wing of the palace.

Sikander Jah lived here for some time and later shifted to Chowmahalla Palace. Due to this, these buildings were also called Purani Haveli. The sixth and seventh Nizams were born at this palace, and did spend a part of their life at this palace.
Written October 17, 2021
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Christopher F
Hyderabad, India9 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
I gave this museum five stars only because I was lucky enough to get a one on one with one of the staff. The tour was unexpected but the staff saw that I was very interested in the articles being exhibited so they reached out and asked me if I would like a tour and of course I agreed. The museum was small and was in need of some TLC but it had some very interesting objects. What interested me the most we’re all the gifts that the local ruler received from both his subjects and visiting dignitaries. They were so many objects made of both gold and silver I was truly amazed I had no idea that it such a small museum could hold so many precious objects.
The Museum was part of a one time palace the palace has the worlds longest wardrobe/closet recognized by the Guinness book of world records. I found that interesting. It was a small museum that will take you no more than 3540 minutes to go through thoroughly but like I said I enjoyed it because I receive that one on one with a tour guide. I am not sure but if you ask you might be able to enjoy that too.
Written June 20, 2021
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
We had visited the Nizam Museum which is located within a km of the more popular Salar Jung Museum during our sightseeing in Hyderabad. Original residence of the Nizam's has been converted into a museum. This place is not well maintained but entrance tickets are very expensive being priced at 100 rupees per person and another 150 rupees for photography. Inside we saw 4 galleries showcasing artifacts made out of silver, gold, ivory, diamond etc. We also saw a room full of giant wooden cupboard. 
Written June 16, 2020
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Talent P
Bangalore, Karnataka, India138 contributions
Feb 2020
Located in the Purani Haveli, Nizam's Museum is a place worth visiting. Boasting of a rich collection of memoirs, gifts, souvenirs from all over the world
Written March 19, 2020
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Oneil
Mumbai, India38 contributions
Feb 2020
No clear signages for reaching this place. The area was full of filth & garbage. Free guide employed by them. However a tip was welcome !!! Glass cabinets were filthy & stained. These were sealed with a paper glued on the wooden frame. Purpose unclear.
Written March 5, 2020
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AbhiMone
Mumbai, India82 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
If you have visited salarjung musuem then you can avoid this . Most of it is duplication and can be completed in 1 hr
Written February 22, 2020
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jainms
Hyderabad, India160 contributions
Feb 2020
Museum is not maintained well, however can find old monuments and ok to visit once to see what is there inside.
Written February 13, 2020
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TravelbuggIndia
Pune, India688 contributions
Jan 2020
Nizam Museum showcases the splendour of the time when Nawabs rules Hyderabad. This place is now neglected and has not been maintained properly.
Written February 3, 2020
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NIL_MODI
Mehsana, India247 contributions
Mar 2019
its ok. not worth to watch. just a collection of various gifts received by Nizam. not properly maintained. better to spend time somewhere else.
Written January 25, 2020
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Balakuntalam S
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Visited the museum on January 20, 2020. The maintenance of the premises is moderately good.

The exhibits are highly underwhelming. Most of them were gifts from various governmental departments to the Nizam during visits. Most of them have very little artistic or historical value. One walks through a hall lined with empty cabinets that were supposed to hold costumes and royal attire.

Even lights are not switched on to illuminate the displays.

The untold story is more interesting - of countless artifacts either stolen or sold off as contraband. What has remained in this museum is leftover of leftovers.

Your time is better spent at Chowmahalla and Salar Jung Museum, just a short distance away. You get much better return for your money (lower admission fee) and time.
Written January 20, 2020
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