Lahore Museum, Lahore

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With almost 20 galleries, Lahore Museum hosts items ranging from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Look up as you enter the museum to see an incredible mural on the ceilings, before admiring large collections of musical instruments, jewelry, pottery, textiles, armory, and paintings. The most of important artifacts displayed here date back to the Indus Valley civilization, but you'll also be able to appreciate some fascinating Tibetan works. See the museum's most famous attraction, the Fasting Buddha, which dates back to the Gandhara period. Other treasures of the museum include a small library and a collection of Hellenistic and Mughal coins. Plan to visit Lahore Museum during your Lahore vacation using our convenient Lahore trip itinerary site .
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  • I was in awe watching the delicately painted miniatures in several different styles, the Paharis being my favourites. The selection of Gandhara sculptures is amazing and is some of the best I have see...  more »
  • I would give Lahore Museum 5 stars for the contents and 4 stars for the display and upkeep. This is one of the best museums in the world and a hidden gem. I have been to Louvre and many other museums ...  more »
  • Statuene here to admire sculptures, household items and Minaret painting across Pakistan. Especially the finds from the Buddhist period of Taxila region. Worth seeing.
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  • It's a very nice place. There are many different antiques collected from different parts of the world. There we shall find mostly things which are belong to Asia specially belongs to subcontinent of Hindustan. Another interesting thing, there are a lot of things which belongs to China. We were there with some Chinese friends. They told us that "china" means "dishes" and "China" means our country, with just a difference of C and c. Unfortunately the gallery was closed due to some construction work.
  • its always great to visit the museum. if we could invest a little more ì am sure this place could be world class.
  • Visiting Lahore museum was a very pleasant surprise. I was expecting it to be centered around Islam and Pakistan, like everything else there. But actually this place hosts a very good and vast collection of Budha, Hindu, Indus valley civilization and other local cultural artifacts. A place definitely worth visiting if you are visiting Lahore.
  • Great place to hang out if you like history. The ticket pricing for Pakistani nationals is just 20 rupees. School students can show their school identity card and get free entry. Cameras that are hand held are allowed inside.This is a great place for acquiring knowledge about architecture, archeological, historical and many more literary and cultural things. Well maintained. It was a good experience for me, hope it's great for you.
  • Lahore Museum’s majestic red-brick building blends the old tradition of Mughal architecture. It stands out among the structures built in Lahore during the British period (1849-1947). This building is home to the country's largest and oldest collection of historical, cultural and artistic objects. Its collections of Gandhara sculpture, miniature paintings, rare manuscripts and old coins are known throughout the world. Its treasure of modern paintings, arts and crafts and ethnology are a national heritage beyond comparison. These collections attract research scholars, students and tourists from all over the world and constitute a unique cross-section of the cultural history of the Subcontinent. The Museum houses artifacts from many countries and regions such as Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
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