Andhra Pradesh State Museum is in Hyderabad in the picturesque Public Gardens. The museum was built in 1928 by the Hyderabad Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan. The museum stands as an excellent example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. This is one place art lovers should not miss visiting. The museum boasts rich repositories of art objects and antiques in India. A Buddhist Gallery, Bronze Gallery, Numismatics Gallery, Ajanta Gallery, Brahmanical and Jain Gallery, Arms and Armour Gallery are some of the galleries that display invaluable antiques. The Buddhist and the Brahmanical galleries contain statues that date back to the second century and third century, reflecting sculptural skill of the ancestors. Around 14,000 gold coins and 1,00,000 silver coins are contained in the Numismatics Gallery, besides innumerable number of coins of other metals that belong to various periods. The museum is open between 10 am and 5 pm and is closed on Fridays. Photographs can be taken only by permission.
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