Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi

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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. To visit Mohatta Palace Museum and get the most from your holiday in Karachi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Karachi trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It's good place for photography, well maintained and no big rush. Had an exhibition about Kashmir that was informative and good collection of books was available there.  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    This place runs different exhibitions, but it's all very interesting. It won't take you more than a couple of hours to see all the exhibits, but they have some pretty neat and historic stuff. Staff on...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    The building is so beautiful, set in lush green gardens with loads of birds roaming around giving you a hint of what it might have been like in its heyday. I actually ended up coming here twice as on ...  more »
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  • June 18, 2017
    If you are fond of old maps of the subcontinent area, Mohatta Palace is the place to go. The Cartographic Museum has been established in an old building which in itself is worth a visit. One of the well maintained old buildings in Karachi. The cartography museum is very nice and has a good collection of old maps of Sub-Continent. There is a nice gift shop with lot of hand made items available in reasonable price.
  • March 11, 2017
    What a superb place to visit. The building is very historical and very brilliantly managed by the trustee board. Mohatta Palace is very well maintained and staff is very cooperative. You can spot peacocks and another specie of bird strolling in right garden. You can also buy souvenirs from the shop at the end of your visit. There's also a small canteen from where you can have tea or snacks etc.
  • February 19, 2017
    Beautifull place to visit alone or with family. Entry is free from kids under 12. Adults pay a nominal fee of Rs 30. The place is owned by the Government of Pakistan but maintained by a trust which is maintaining this place in a very good manner. There are number of exhibitions going on including on maps; Kashmir and clothes of Pakistan. Must see place when you are visiting Karachi.
  • April 7, 2017
    It has a very rich historical back ground. Those interested in the history of Sind prior to the division of India would relish in listening to or reading about its past
  • June 23, 2017
    Love the atmosphere of this place... Lots of history and culture

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