Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad

4.4
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Discover Pakistan's rich cultural heritage at Lok Virsa Museum, from early Pakistan culture to the glorious Mughal dynasty and the contemporary struggles of the modern nation. The mannequins portraying everyday life for ordinary families feel realistic and vividly tell each story. Wander among additional displays of pottery, pictures, statues, fine jewelry, and embroidered costumes. Learn more about traditional Pakistani architecture with exhibits of fresco, marble inlay, and mirror work, as well as intricate tiles and mosaics. Plan a Islamabad trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • At times the English descriptions are awkwardly worded or the text repeats itself or the text repeats itself, but really this place is an excellent oversight into the many cultures that call Pakistan ...  more »
  • Lok Virsa and particularly the Lok Virsa Museum is a great place to provide a glimpse to Pakistan's diverse cultures & traditions.  more »
  • I love the way the Museum is laid out in a chronological way as well as separates the different cultures of the region. One feels like they are actually moving through the different ages.  more »
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  • Good museum. It's small and focuses on introduction of cultural heritage of different parts of Pakistan. It's well built and properly designed. Not very well kept though.
  • This is one of the best heritage museums in Pakistan. You can walk through the entire depiction of the 5 provinces and AJK too. U can also appreciate the culture of Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey here. Lovely family escapade :)
  • One of Islamabad's must go. The museum displays Pakistan's almost every major cultural image along with some regional countries. There is an old design theater as well, check with the management for upcoming events/dramas there. A small food court at front and a very traditional eating choice (Chapali Kabab) is available at the back. A great place for family n friends.
  • A must visit place for those who want to know about heritage & culture of all Pakistani cultures. A beautiful place....
  • A museum highlighting local culture of multiple places not only in Pakistan but other Asian countries as well

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