General Info


Images of the Services, Facilities and Rules at the Victoria Memorial Hall

Facilities and Services

Images of the Services, Facilities and Rules at the Victoria Memorial Hall.


Situated on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salar Jung Museum is not far from the other important monuments of the old city. The historic Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library and the Osmania General Hospital are all within a radius of one mile from the Salar Jung Museum.

How to reach Salar Jung Museum

The Museum has an easy approach by road and rail. The important railway Stations Kachiguda and Nampally are within three miles. Road transport, buses run frequently from all parts of the city to Afzalgunj which is within walking distance from the museum.


At the Museum...

There are 39 galleries in the Museum spread over in three buildings viz., Central Block, Eastern Block (Mir Laiq Ali Khan Bhavan) and Western Block (Mir Turab Ali Khan Bhavan) on two floors. The Central Block with 26 galleries (ground floor 13 galleries, first floor 13 galleries), the Western Block with 7 galleries and the Eastern Block with 6 galleries.

The museum has many coordinating sections such as the Education Wing, Chemical Conservation Laboratory, Photo section, Display section, Reception and a Sales counter. The museum security is being looked after by the Central Industrial Security Force.

Facilities to Visitors

Sitting arrangements have been made for the benefit of the visitors at all important places. Restrooms and wheel chairs are also provided for the needy persons.

There are also public facilities such as cloak rooms, restrooms at all cardinal points and a cafeteria run by Telangana Tourism department.


To meet the needs of scholars and research students and interested visitors, the museum has been publishing catalogues on certain important collections of the museum. So far it has come out with catalogues on Persian, Arabic and Urdu manuscripts, special monographs apart from the 'SJM Bi-Annual Research Journal' to facilitate the researchers.

Museum publications, including popular leaflets and picture postcards of the collection are sold at the HHEC Souvenir Shop located in the ground floor of the Central Block.


Facilities to Scholars

The museum has a rich collection of printed books covering various subjects and a rich collection of thousands of manuscripts in Persian, Arabic and Urdu languages. Scholars are permitted to use the library on request by obtaining passes from the reception counter.