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Musical Clock At Salar Jung Museum

  • 200 year old amazing musical clock at Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, India.
  • This musical clock is one of the biggest attractions of the museum and daily during the museum timings at every hour people gather in big numbers just to see the striking of the gong by the toy. 
  • Watch the video and feel the anxiety of all the visitors to not miss those few seconds.

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Musical Clock History:

Musical Clock At Salar Jung Museum


The English Bracket Clock at Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad is said to have manufactured in England and assembled in Calcutta in the late 19th century. It was acquired by Salar Jung III, Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (1889-1949) from the Cooke and Kelvey Co. 

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Watch The Complete Video Of Musical Clock Below:

Clock has more than 350 parts. It contains a mechanism by which a small toy figure of a bearded man comes out from the enclosure three minutes before every hour and exactly at 60th minute strikes the gong as per time (eg. Five times at 5′ o clock) and then goes back inside.


Musical Clock At Salar Jung Museum


There is another toy man visible who is a blacksmith seen holding a hammer and striking the seconds without any break.


Musical Clock At Salar Jung Museum


Enriched with nicely wrought metallic mounts, the huge mechanical clock has three dials for day, date and month in addition to chimming every fifteen minutes.

Other Major Attractions At Salar Jung Museum

The collection of the Museum can be divided into Indian Art, Middle Eastern Art, Far Eastern Art, European Art and Children’s Section. Apart from this, a gallery is devoted to the illustrious Salar Jung family, which was mainly responsible for acquiring the collection.

Veiled Rebecca at Salar Jung Museum

Salar Jung Museum Marble Statue (Star Attraction) Veiled Rebecca At Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad.

The Veiled Rebecca is a sculpture created by an Italian sculptor, Giovanni Maria Benzoni in 1876.

Amazing Wooden Double Statue

Wooden Double Statue - (front) Mephistopheles and (back) Margeretta.
A piece of impeccable workmanship - Wooden double statue (male figure in the front and female in the back). Double-figure wood sculpture built in the 19th century A.D. in France. 

It stands before a mirror and shows the facade of a nonchalant Mephistopheles and the image of a demure Margaretta in the mirror.

400 Year Old Ivory Carvings Collections From All Around The World

Ivory is a term usually employed to particularize the tusk of the elephant.

India which has high traditions in ivory carving right from Indus civilization is represented by carved ivory figures from Assam; chessmen, small toys, household articles from Lucknow; intricately carved lamp shade, religious figures, woven ivory mat and replicas of the historical sites from Mysore, all of 19th and 20th centuries.

Ancient Ivory Carvings Art Gallery at Salar Jung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum has a good collection of ivory carvings from different parts of the world. The collection of ivory gives an excellent idea of ivory as a medium of plastic art.