Salar Jung Museum
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The huge collection of the Salar Jung Museum , dating back to the 1st century, was put together by Mir Yusaf Ali Khan (Salar Jung III), the grand vizier of the seventh nizam, Osman Ali Khan (r 1910-49). The 35,000 exhibits from every corner of the world include sculptures, wood carvings, devotional objects, Persian miniature paintings, illuminated manuscripts, weaponry and more than 50,000 books. The impressive nizams’ jewellery collection is sometimes on special exhibit. Cameras are not allowed. You should avoid visiting the museum on Sunday when it is bedlam. From any of the bus stands in the Abids area, take bus 7, which stops at Afzal Gunj bus stop on the north side of the nearby Musi River bridge.