ituated in Lahore
and located on The Mall, the Lahore Museum was established in 1894 and is one of
the major museums of South Asia.
The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh doorways and woodwork
and contains a large collection of paintings dating back to the Mughal, Sikh and
Government Run Museums
- Bahawalpur. Bahawalpur Museum
- Bhambhore. Archaeological Museum
- Bhit Shah. Hyderabad, Sind. (The Bhitshah Cultural Centre includes a museum and
- Chakdara, NWFP. Chakdara Museum
- Faisalabad. Agricultural Museum
- Harappa. Archaeological Museum
- Hyderabad. Archaeological Museum
- Hyderabad. Fort Museum, Pucca Fort
- Hyderabad. Sind Provincial Museum
- Hyderabad. University Museum
- Islamabad. Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage) Museum
- Islamabad. Natural History Museum
- Jamshoro. Sindhology Museum - University of Sindh, Jamshoro
- Karachi. National Museum of Pakistan. Sarwar Shaheed Road, Karachi
- Karachi. Flag Staff House Museum
- Karachi. National History Museum
- Karachi. Quaid-i-Azam Birthplace Museum
- Lahore. Allama Iqbal Museum, Javed Manzil
- Lahore. Armoury Museum
- Lahore. Arts & Craft Museum
- Lahore. Central Museum
- Lahore. Chughatai Museum
- Lahore. Faqir Khana Museum
- Lahore. Holy Museum of the Badshahi Masjid
- Lahore. Lahore Fort Museum
- Lahore. Museum of Science and Technology
- Lahore. Mughal and Sikh Galleries in Lahore-Fort Lahore Museum
- Lahore. Old Fort
- Lahore. Shakir Ali Museum
- Lahore. Science Museum
- Lahore. Zoological Museum
- Mardan. Guide's Mess, Museum and Cemetery
- Mohenjodaro. Archaeological Museum
- Mohenjodaro. Moenjodaro Museum
- Omerkot, Tharparkar. Archaeological Museum
- Peshawar. Peshawar Museum á Rawalpindi. Army Museum
- Peshawar. Peshawar Museum
- Peshawar. University Museum
- Quetta. Quetta Museum
- Saidu Sharif, Swat. Archaeological Museum
- Sialkot. Museum-cum-Library at Iqbal Manzil
- Taxila. Archaeological Museum (Taxila museum is located 35km from Islamabad on GT.
Road to Peshawar)
- Umarkot. Archaeological Museum
The Museum is as much a must
in view of its unique collection as it is for its architectural excellence.
The Museum also has a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textiles,
pottery and armoury. There are relics from the Greco-Bactrian times as well as some
Tibetan and Nepalese work. The Museum has a number of objects of Greco-Buddhist
sculptures, Mughal and Pahari paintings on display. The Fasting Buddha is one of
the unique collections of the Museum.
Internally, the Museum presents one of the most exciting architectural spaces designed
to set off the valuable displays. The Museum is as much a must in view of its unique
collection as it is for its architectural excellence. Rudyard Kipling’s father John
Lockwood Kipling, was one of the famous curators of the Museum and the novel 'Kim'
was set in the vicinity of the Lahore Museum.
The National Museum of Pakistan Located in Karachi,
the National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on April 17, 1950.
Frere Hall itself was built in 1865 as a tribute to Sir Bartle Frere, a Commissioner
of Sindh during the 19th century. The basic objective of establishing National Museum
was to collect, preserve, study and exhibit the records of the cultural history
of Pakistan and to promote a learned insight into the personality of its people.
The Museum was shifted to Burnes Garden on Dr. Zia-ud-din Road in 1970.
There are a total of 11 galleries in the Museum. These include a Quran Gallery,
an important collection of items relating to Pakistan’s cultural heritage, Indus
Civilization artefacts, Gandhara Civilization sculptures, Islamic Art, miniature
paintings, ancient coins and manuscripts documenting Pakistan’s political history.
There is also an interesting Ethnological Gallery with life size statues of different
ethnicities living in the four provinces of Pakistan.