National History Museum

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When one thinks of a museum in Hyderabad, the ones that immediately spring to mind are those that highlight the city’s rich past, such as the Salar Jung Museum or the AP State Museum. Both are very impressive and has received a lot of press and attention mainly because they are important and wonderful windows to Hyderabad’s intricate and interesting past. However, there is another side of Hyderabad that visitors — not just tourists — should see, and this is the living, primal Hyderabad. Hyderabad is not just the sum of its people’s history and culture, it is also a city that is made alive by the creatures and animals that have made India and, by association, Hyderabad their world. That is why it is important that everyone who visits Hyderabad as well as the Hyderabadis themselves take the time to visit museums that showcase such creatures. Fortunately, there is one that is worth checking out.
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The Nizam’s Museum

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Almost every tourist who visits Hyderabad makes it a point to visit the Salar Jung museum, or the Telangana State Museum. However, not many go to another less known, but definitely not the least, museum in Hyderabad: the Nizam’s Museum. The reason for this is simple; since the tourism development corporation of Telangana has not included this museum until recently in their itinerary for conducted tours, most tourists are not even aware of its existence. It is a shame, too, as the Nizam’s Museum offers a glimpse of the treasures and life of the last Nizam of Hyderabad.
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AP State Museum

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Located at Hyderabad’s Public Garden, the AP State Museum offers a vibrant and fresh view of the culture and art of Telangana. It is also the state’s oldest museum and one of its finest. It is the culmination of a ruler and his state’s passion and steadfast desire to preserve the rich cultural heritage of his governed state; the result is a building that has become one of Hyderabad’s frequent tourist stops.
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Salar Jung Museum

Touted as having the largest one-man antique collection in the world, the Salar Jung Museum, located in the southern bank of the Musi river, is widely known in India for its immense collection of antiques from different civilizations, some of which date back to the first century. With over 43,000 objects of art, 47,000 printed books, and 9,000 manuscripts, the museum is a veritable paradise to scholars and artifact connoisseurs. The museum is a testament to what one man can do in pursuit of cultural beauty and elegance.
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