H.E.H. Nizam's Museum
is a museum located in Hyderabad
at Purani Haveli
, a palace of the erstwhile Nizams
. This museum showcases the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
received on his silver jubilee celebrations.
The museum is a repository
mainly of souvenirs
, gifts and mementos presented by dignitaries to the last Nizam gifts and mementos presented to the last Nizam on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations in 1936
. Models made of silver
of all the landmark buildings in Hyderabad, and citations
about H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan.
A golden, wooden throne used for the silver jubilee celebrations of the Last Nizam, a gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, miniature repilica of the Jubilee Hall
, glass inlay painting of Mir Osman Ali Khan. Also, a wooden writing box studded with mother-of-pearl
, diamond and gold-studded daggers
, and silver ittardans
(perfume containers) presented by the raja of palvancha. silver coffee cups studded with diamonds and silver filigree
elephant with mahout
are on display.
A 1930 Rolls Royce
and a Jaguar Mark V
are among the vintage cars
The museum also features the wardrobe
of the sixth nizam
, a 150-year-old manually-operated lift, and 200-year-old proclamation drums
The museum was opened on February 18, 2000 by the Nizam Trust to the general public.