A perfect amalgamation of skilled artwork and archeology is the renowned Hyderabad state museum. Built in 1928, the museum is also known as Andhra Pradesh State Museum.
Constructed by Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan, the museum is a perfect exemplary of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Besides being the oldest museum in the town, it has a public garden which has the allure of that of a paradise that one cannot keep his eyes away from. The museum consists of a large collection of metal and stone work from the medieval period of Andhra Pradesh, including the Ikshvaku and Satavahana periods. In addition to this, there are five architectural galleries among which, the Modern Art gallery is a must visit. You can also see an exhibition area, where paintings and artifacts of Deccani and Ajanta are displayed.
Another major attraction is the Egyptian mummy, remains and statuettes of Buddhist and Jain dynasties and coins from the early Satavahana period nearly about second century BC, thus a perfect illustration of this state’s incredible history.