The AP State Museum in Hyderabad is the oldest and one of the finest museums in the state of Andhra Pradesh. With the objective of preserving the rich cultural heritage of the state of Andhra Pradesh, the erstwhile ruler of the state Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan created the Department of Archaeology in the year 1915. Alongside explorations and excavations of historical sites and preservation of historical monuments, this archaeological department engaged itself in the collection of various art objects. Finally this collection became so huge that a museum was set up in the year 1930 within the premises of the public gardens in Hyderabad. It was then known as the Hyderabad Museum. From 1950, the museum started collecting pieces of contemporary art. Finally in the year 1968 the name of the museum was changed to AP State Museum. A visit to the AP State Museum in Hyderabad is surely going to be a thoroughly enjoyable and enriching experience. The collection of objects housed in the AP State Museum in Hyderabad provides us with a vision of the land
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