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Nizams Museum

The Nizam’s Museum is located in Purana Haveli, in the heart of the city. It is is an equally entertaining museum in Hyderabad. The museum is just two kilometers from Charminar. The second Nizam of Hyderabad acquired a palace around 1750 and made it into a museum with a breathtaking collection of antiques. A fascinating collection of articles presented to the fabulous VII Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, is being put on public display. This was his wish as it tells so much about his times and about the achievements of the people of Hyderabad. It also tells us a lot about the Mir Osman Ali Khan himself. The core of the museum is a rich collection of souvenirs, gifts, mementos and models presented to the VII Nizam on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1927 and later. He had been ruler of the State of Hyderabad for over twenty five years of remarkable development, progress and prosperity. The items presented to him were from public bodies and associations, Jagirdars (land owners), labour unions, different religious communities, Government departments and distinguished individuals from India and abroad and from his people. The museum is open on all days except Fridays, between 10 am and 5 pm.