The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum on the southern bank of the Musi river in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the third largest museum in India housing the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It has collections of priceless articles belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century, include Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art, Children Art along with a Founders gallery and a rare manuscript section. Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, with a collection of over 43000 art objects and 50000 books and manuscripts.
The building of a museum is in a semicircular shape with 38 galleries, reference Library, reading room, publication and education section, chemical conservation lab, sales counter, cafeteria etc. There is an amazing collection of clocks in the clock room in the museum. Among the prized collections are: Jehangir's dagger, Noorjahan's fruit knife, Yaquti-ul-Mastami's 12th century Quran, the turbans and chair of Tippu Sultan, furniture from Egypt and the Man-woman statue.