Established in 1886, the museum is one of the India's earliest museums. This beautiful building with splendid Corinthian columns, was constructed in 1877. The museum provides several enthralling hours of antique viewing. There are different sections like natural history, geology, art, sculpture and numismatics. You can find relics dating back to 5,000 years to early Indian Civilization of Mohenjodaro.
At this museum, you can also find prehistoric finds of Neolithic period that were unearthed during Chandravalli excavations. South Indian jewelry, clothing and intriguing stones are some of the exhibits in the museum.
You can also find some exhibits that speak of battle between Tipu sultan and Britishers. There is a slab within the museum which has 12 Persian couplets, brought here from Tipu's Palace.
Timings: Museum remains open from 9:00am to 6:0pm.