National Museum of Pakistan

National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi: Address, Phone Number, National Museum of Pakistan Reviews: 3.5/5

National Museum of Pakistan

National Museum of Pakistan
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3.5
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JasimAlharbi
Kuwait City, Kuwait14 contributions
Great experience
Mar 2021
I visited the museum with my family.

Very informative galleries, specially Pakistan freedom movement gallery. Also Quran Gallery is wonderful.

Very big park and very big site for visiting

I have to sadly say that the staff from the reception to each department was extremely unprofessional. They had no willingness to assist the visitors in understanding the valuable objects, no welcome greetings or a word of courtesy etc. I believe this might not be in their job description but a smile or welcome greeting wouldn’t cost them anything but would definitely leave a friendly impression forever.

Staff should be given basic informative training as per their relevant departments.
Written 7 May 2021
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Kathleen R
Salado, TX145 contributions
Very very excellent museum
Dec 2019
Be sure to visit this museum while in Karachi. It has exhibits from all over the country. If possible, get a guide to take you through, otherwise you might miss the importance of some of the exhibits.
Written 2 January 2020
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Jalebi Express
Karachi, Pakistan6 contributions
AMAZING THINGS WE SAW THERE
Dec 2018
We never knew that there are many museums in Karachi and in all the museums we never knew that there is one museum named a National museum of Pakistan situated in Karachi which give you the glimpse of the history with the help of the things that one could never think about.
At our first visit we explore so many things, it was a huge experience we got from there and lots of information about the Mughal Dynasty, Gandhara civilization, culture of all the provinces in Pakistan sum up in one gallery and yes things during or before the partition of Pakistan and yes calligraphy of Quranic Literature.
It was a WOW experience for us.

If anyone wants to see that place with a proper guide. Anyone can contact JALEBI EXPRESS and can book a tour without thinking so much about the experience.

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Written 15 November 2019
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Ashfaq Khan
Lahore, Pakistan150 contributions
Karachi Deserves Better Museum
Jan 2018
The basic objective of establishing the 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.
Written 2 November 2018
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Crimson786
Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan147 contributions
April 2018
Apr 2018 • Solo
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 to visit the museum on a day with very low turn out. There are at least two entrances to the museum, one right across the DJ college and other from Strachan road. Main entrance has a beautiful arch with historic calligraphic tiles from Bhambore. The museum lawns displays at least two stone cut works of Buddha, which are beautiful. The other lawn displays calligraphic tiles.

Inside, the ground floor has Islamic gallery, unarguably the best kept gallery of museum. 1st floor has galleries. The Pre historic gallery (Harrapa), Two galleries devoted to Indus Valley civilisation including the Moen Jo Dahro gallery displaying the original of Priest King, Gandhara gallery with a big collection of Buddha statues, coins gallery, Pakistan movement gallery and Quranic gallery.

Museum has so much to offer but it does need uplift and maintenance. I was glad to note that at least two galleries were closed and being renovated.
Written 16 April 2018
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Connector360444
77 contributions
Awesome Place
Jan 2018 • Friends
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..
Written 4 January 2018
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia4,911 contributions
Should be better
Nov 2017 • Friends
As a National Museum, this really is a disgrace. It should be a showcase of National History and pride, but it is just a collection of neglected displays and dilapidated rooms. Pakistan has a rich archeological culture and this should be reflected in its National Museum. It is not.
Written 3 December 2017
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Nawab Tanweer Ahmad
Karachi, Pakistan423 contributions
Not properly maintained Museum
Aug 2017 • Family
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.
Written 26 November 2017
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Waqar21
46 contributions
Museum with a lot of potential
Oct 2017 • Couples
After visiting museums in Malaysia, decided to visit museums in Karachi. Located next to burns garden, the museum features artefacts from gandhara civilization, Mohenjo daro and mughal era. Our tour guide told us that the museum is being renovated and ACs will be installed. Entry fee is Rs 20 only. Overall, it is an interesting place to visit.
Written 22 October 2017
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Hammad H
22 contributions
Good museum
Oct 2016 • Business
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.
Written 30 November 2016
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