Archival Museum in Hyderabad

Archival Museum Overview

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Established in the year 1894 as Daftar-e-Diwani, the Archival Museum has an extensive collection of valuable documents of the bygone era. Here, visitors can find records from the period when Aurangabad served as the regional headquarters of the Mughal dynasty. The journals, artefacts and well-preserved records give visitors a detailed insight of the administration of the Mughals in India.

More than 5,000 documents from the Shah Jahan period (1626-1658) and another 150,000 from the Aurangzeb rule (1658-1708) are a part of the archives. Around one million documents are kept here, which are indigenous to the state. The socio-economic and political attributes of Asaf Shah dynasty, along with confidential documents belonging to the period of Bhamani, Adil Shahi, East India Company and post-independence are bound to enlighten history lovers.

The museum renders help to archive researchers in bringing hidden facts to the fore. A must-visit for antique lovers, this museum will definitely enrich every visitor's knowledge about the state's imperial history.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm

  • Entrance Fee Rs. 20 as Record Search Fee<br /> Rs. 5 as 1st year, 2nd year and up to 10 years Record Search Fee <br /> Rs. 15 as Above 10 years and up to 1858 Record Search Fee <br /> Rs. 30 as Prior to 1858 Record Search Fee

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Public Gardens Road, AP State Archives and Research Institute, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh