Museums and Memorials in SecunderabadThere are many tourist places in Secunderabad which include Trimulgherry fort, All Saint's Church, temples, multiplexes, Clock Tower, Maharaja Chandulal's temple, Medak Cathedral, Sayedani Maa tomb etc. There are entertainment centres such as The Alleygator, cinema halls and Shamirpet Deer Park and Shamirpet lake etc. Let us visit a few museums and memorials in Secunderabad.
You must be aware of the museums in Hyderabad, the twin city of Secunderabad. Museums in Hyderabad include Salar Jung's museum, Nizam's museum (or Purani Haveli), City museum, Health museum, Nehru Centenary Tribal museum and Telangana State Archaeology museum. In Secunderabad, MCEME museum is a famous museum that attracts tourists all around the year.
Kidihou Children's Museum
Plot No. 5 and 6, Sanjeeva Enclave,
Phone: 2300-4348, 73824-04348
EME War Memorial, Secunderabad
The EME War Memorial reminds everyone about the sacrifice of soldiers and civilians for the sake of their motherland. The memorial has been designed by Shri Eric Marret, Chief Architect of Government of Andhra Pradesh. The construction commenced on August 1967 and was completed on 21st September 1967.1 EME Centre, Secunderabad takes care of maintenance of this memorial.
This memorial is located in the cantonment area of Secunderabad. The four sided tapering stone pillar is 7.62 meters high and is capped by a pyramid. Inscription on the white marble tablet reads as, "Dedicated to the personnel of the corps of electronics and mechanical engineers who have laid their lives in the service of the country."
''They bravely answered duty’s call
Their lives they gave for one and all"
Museums in Secunderabad
Sudharma - PT Reddy Museum of ArtThe museum was established in 1972 and houses around 3,000 paintings, graphics and sculptures by late Sri PT Reddy. Wood carvings, drawings, portraits and still life paintings are bound to mesmerize you. Some paintings are a like abstract graphics while some mix the East with the West.
PT Reddy's art work, which includes carved figurines, trophies, statuettes, paintings, and tantric representations of Lord Ganesha, oils and sketches have been displayed here. The collection also comprises of paintings of his contemporaries such as F N Souza, Mohan Samant, K S Kulkarni, Laxman Goud, DLN Reddy, Vaikuntam etc. After Reddy's death in 1996, his wife is taking care of the museum.
Note: This museum is NOT open for general public and you can visit by taking prior appointment only.
Sudharma - PT Reddy Museum of Art
3-4-574, Narayanaguda Main Road
Phone: 2756-1866, 94400-57048, 94406-52340
Cinema GharThis gallery and museum, contains MF Hussain's works. The building is divided into suites, each comprising of one form of art. The first floor comprises of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai suites while there is a library in between the Delhi and Kolkata suites.
This library consists of books relating to Indian Film Industry. Furniture designed by MF Hussain has been displayed in the Mumbai suite.
Saundarya talkies, a mini-theatre is on the ground floor which has a seating capacity of 50 people. The cafetaria will add to the zing after you watch all the paintings and art works! The painter's daughter-in-law. Najma Hussain takes visitors in groups, for a guided tour only by appointment.
8-2-295/82/B/2, Plot Number 55B,
Road Number 12, Banjara Hills,
Open for General Public on: Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Guided Tours by appointment Only: Fridays at 11 A.M. and Sundays at 4.00 P.M.
Visit Cinema Ghar on: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian ArtThe artist couple Jagdish and Kamala Mittal have showcased their art collection, manuscripts, metal ware, armour, drawings. miniature and crafts from India in this museum which was established in 1976.
Jagdish And Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art
1-2-214/6 Gagan Mahal Road,
Domalguda, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, AP
You already know that the denizens of Secunderabad are art lovers! This explains the presence of so many art museums in this part of Hyderabad district. Let us survey a few more of them.