Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi

4.5
#2 of 34 in Museums in Pakistan
Appreciate the luxurious architecture of Mohatta Palace Museum, acquaint yourself with the country’s culture, and pore through some fascinating exhibitions. Devoted to the arts of Pakistan, the exterior of the museum features stonework depicting flowers, peacocks, and other adornments. The mansion was built by the Mohatta family in the 1920s as a summer house, and remains notable for its beautiful gardens, which surround the main palace building, which consists of a basement, ground floor, and first floor. Long corridors, terraces, and double doors add to the palace's overall luxurious style. Plan your visit to Mohatta Palace Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Karachi trip itinerary maker app .
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  • My maiden visit of Mohatta was greeted by Imran Mir’s Alchemist of Line exhibition. The gallery / museum is a well kept facility. A mighty building with fine architecture, maintained lawns, overall ne...  more »
  • A cultural icon in Karachi, with a beautiful building and interior so you lose yourself in the glory of the building...  more »
  • It was an amazing journey when we arrived at Karachi airport last February and a welcoming driver from Sawaary was waiting for us to pick up. Sawaary was referred by one of my friend in Toronto. The c...  more »
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  • Since the building is historical, it's architecture is quite beautiful to look at. There are beautiful lawns here. The Palace is typically a museum and has art/culture exhibits of the work of different artists on display during the year. A round of the Palace takes 1-1.5 hours. The museum guides are very helpful. Photography inside the museum is not allowed. Would recommend to those with an interest in art, architecture and history. Can go with family here, a useless trip for children below 5-7 years.
  • Well I went with an impression that it is a museum but actually it is not. You will only find exhibition of some modern art work. Although the art work is worth seeing but we can not call it a museum. There is no arrangement to see the actual building and you are allowed to see only the exhibition area.
  • I really enjoyed my short trip here and the current exhibition on various maps of Pakistan and the subcontinent. It's a different feel to other places in Karachi and the peacocks roaming the grounds around the building give it an eccentric touch. Apparently theirs a haunted tree near the back of the building and various parts of the building are haunted, but I can't claim to having to need to call the Ghostbusters/local peer Sahib.
  • This is one amazing place to visit if you want to explore the cultural and architectural heritage of Pakistan. I would highly recommend that students,youngsters,tourists visiting Karachi should visit Mohatta Palace for sure. Bring along a camera with you to do some amazing photography.
  • As far as historical significance is concerned it is beautiful and must visit place.Nothing is unusual to see inside the palace however on and off you will find exhibitions related to the Arts and handicrafts which is good part. Bad part is photography is not allowed inside and I was very disappointed today because of this.No issue of parking in normal days I guess. Souvienier shop is also an additional attraction inside. No issue of entrance as well.
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