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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. Plan to see National Museum of Pakistan and other attractions that appeal to you using our Karachi travel itinerary maker.
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  • The museum is very interesting here we find alot of remains from Moen Jo Daro. There are approx 5 galleries open other is in renovation. Need some improvement.  more »
  • Great place, with a lot of history from Pakistan and this region, but not take care of, still same old school style. Just one guide, so we had to share it, and therefore choose to walk on our own. It ...  more »
  • It is situated at Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Near Income Tax House and Provisional Sindh Assembly. it has some antiques just like Monh Joh Darho and Gandhara dated and some unique currency of Pakistan a...  more »
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  • The museum is a wonderful place to visit especially for people who are fond of history. It is designed cleverly so that you see all the galleries and not get lost. The visiting timings of the museum are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There a few flaws about the museum as it is being renewed; there is no proper entrance gate, the fans and lightings are not working in some galleries, and a number of galleries are closed for renovation. But the visit is worthwhile.
  • The place covers various aspect of history of Pakistan and subcontinent. I wish it could be maintained better
  • National old items are available to visit. Good to improve your history.
  • The beautiful serene gardens with majestic trees, mashAllah, are a treat for the soul. The museum itself has a wonderful collection of coins and the new Islamic history rooms are amazing. A few exhibits could be better maintained however, with more labels and details to explain what we're looking at. Photography is not allowed inside the museum building, which is a pity. Some displays would have made for quite nice pictures, like the carvings and statues in the Hindu and Moen jo Daro exhibits, and publicity always helps. All in all though, I thought it was a very good experience Alhamdulillah.
  • The National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on 17 April 1950, replacing the defunct Victoria Museum. Frere Hall itself was built in 1865 as a tribute to Sir Bartle Frere, a Commissioner of Sind during the 19th century. Once the Museum was inaugurated then the Government of Pakistan deemed it wise to constitute an Advisory Council in 1950 with a primary duty to counsel the Museum on the issues of enriching its collection through new acquisitions and purchase of antiquities and works of Arts. The Museum was shifted to the present premises (located in Burns Garden, Dr. Zia-ud-din Ahmed Road) in 1970.