National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi

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See rare manuscripts of the Quran and learn about Pakistan’s cultural heritage at National Museum of Pakistan. The museum contains galleries displaying Gandhara civilization sculptures, Islamic art, calligraphy, and miniature paintings, as well as a collection of over 58,000 old coins. The museum's additional amenities include a conservation laboratory and an auditorium. Established in 1950, the main goal of the museum is to study, preserve, and exhibit the country's historical and cultural records. See National Museum of Pakistan and all Karachi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Karachi itinerary builder website .
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  • We came at the time written on Google, although dah there our workers had to wait for the leader who is still not up. We take a walk in the garden. When its Chairman until, we were told the price of entry of 300 rupees a. We are so in. ..
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  • Visited the museum solo on a Saturday. Museum is located in the centre of city and easily accessible, lawns are well kept and a traditional Sindhi cuisine restaurant serves visitors well. I was lucky ...  more »
  • It is awesome and historical place for all. Specially for students and our youngsters and children. Must visit this place to know about our culture and history..  more »
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  • Worth visiting if you are interested in history, culture, civilizations and archeology. Though the facilities, security and safety of invaluable articles of historical importance are quite inadequate. Proper care, guest entertainment and guidance are almost non existent. The provincial government should take initiatives in upgrading this great center of knowledge and history... especially after the 18th constitutional amendment in the Constitution of Pakistan.
  • The place has brilliant artifacts and is neatly designed but like almost all the departments of Sindh government this too is a shadow of its original conception. I have been to the Lahore Museum on a comparative scale this can best be placed at 3/10 compared to 8/10 for Lahore. Their is no proper protocol nor any curator who would take care or upkeep exhibits.
  • Established or shifted (location in Burns Garden) in 1970. It has 11 galleries but only 5 open on date 2-3-2018. Museum contains collaboration of items related to Pakistan's cultural heritage. Galleries display Indus civilization, Gandhara civilization, Islamic Art, Ancient coins, miniature paintings, Quranic gallery and ethnological galleries shows four provinces of Pakistan. Open space garden around it for exhibitions.
  • It's a great place to visit, had a wonderful time really took me to the time when it all happened , very well designed but I wish it should be well mantained as well . The good part is they are at least trying to develop the area by having new construction in the area. I hope they made the best place in Karachi
  • Not properly maintained Museum: Visited National Museum with my friends but was very disappointed to see the condition there. The halls smell very bad, most of the items seems fake and there was no proper guide. The air conditions were installed but not working. It is not allowed to take pictures inside the hall, but there was a guy who appears to us and said that if we cooperate ;-) he will let us take the pictures, we refused his help and continued our trip (without photos). But the trip was very disappointing, one thing that was good was the lawn outside the museum, it has grass and is nicely maintained. The entry fee is 20 rupees, but if government maintain and increase the standard of museum, I think people will not hesitate to pay a higher fee.
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