One of the main tourist attractions in Aurangabad, Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum is located near Nehru Bal Udyan and as the name suggests it is dedicated to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great Maratha ruler. War weapons and other antique items of the former rulers of Maratha Empire are put here for public viewing. Main attractions of the museum are the 500-year-old war suit, a 400-yr old Paithani Sari and the hand-written copy of Quran by Aurangzeb. The museum is open all days of the week from 10:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M. Nearest railway station and airport from the museum are located in Aurangabad. Founded by the Municipal Corporation of Aurangabad, A visit to this museum takes you back into the days of Maratha valor and their love for their homeland
The museum depicts the glorious history of Marathwada region. Though India got freedom on 15 August 1947, the region was under the rule of Princely State of Nizam of Hyderabad. The region got freedom 13 months later on September 17 1948 from Nizam’s rule after a consistent freedom struggle. This particular freedom struggle has been retold in the form of pictures transformed in murals and panels. Situated in the midst of Siddarth Garden in the heart of the city, this museum is worth taking a stroll and take a plunge in to the history.