Lahore Museum established in 1894 is one of the major museums of South Asia. It is located on The Mall Road right in front of Punjab University Old Campus. The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways, wood-work and contains a large collection of paintings dating back to the Mughal, Sikh and British eras.
Visiting lahore museum can be a great experience for you but make sure you have plenty of time to visit it.it is a huge museum and it is located near(walking diastance) Annar Kalli bazar,urdu bazaar, food street and beautiful Punjab university.
Lahore Museum exhibits the recorded history of the subcontinent. Part of the collection was removed to India after Partition but this is still the biggest and perhaps the most impressive museum in Pakistan. The museum has 20 galleries with items dating from the Stone age to the 20th century. Its famous for its display of Gandharan sculpture (especially the fasting Buddha), manuscripts, Qurans, paintngs, carpets and Islamic art.
Lahore Museum is considered to be the Best in whole country. You must give it a visit. If you are a history lover than it will surely consume 2 to 3 hours so its better if u reach there in the morning or after noon.
The Ticket for foreigners is 100 Rs. (1.5 Euros). The Museum is open from 9 a.m to 4 a.m usually. So, its better to go there after taking breakfast. The opening timings of Museum are from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. In the picture on the left u can see Chris standing near the entrance of the museum.
Pakistan has got golden treasures of history and civilisation. The Mohenjodaro and Harrapa on the bank of the river Indus are considered world's second oldest rich civilisations after Egyptian civilisation.
In Lahore Museum there are different sections dedicated to there civilisations. If you are unable to go to Harrapa or Mohenjodaro then u must visit Lahore museum to learn more about these places and their thousand's of year old traditions.
There are more pictures from the lahore musuem in a travelogue.
The best Museum in Pakistan, housed in a Mughal-Gothic building in 1894(the foundation stone was laid by Prince Albert Victor, Prince of Wales -suspected of being Jack the Ripper; died the following year) Its 19 Galleries display collections of Buddhist stone sculpture from the Ghandhara period, including the haunting fasting Buddha, Islamic, Hindu and Jain wood carving. The prehistrory gallery is excellent, with artefacts from Moenjodaro and other Indus civilizations. A regal bronze statue of Queen Victoria wearing her Honiton lace apron which was cast for her diamond jubilee in 1897, now standsd in the musuem.
The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-work and has a big collection of paintings dating back to Indo-Pakistan, Mughal, Sikh and British times. It has also a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textile, pottery and armory. There are also relics from the Graeco-Bactrian times as well as some Tibetan and Nepalese exhibits.
The Lahore Museum, situated on the Mall, was established in 1895, and was for a while curated by Rudyard Kipling's father.
The museum contains a fine selection of paintings and weapons, and is particularly well known for its collection of artefacts from the Gandharan civilisation. Probably the most famous exhibit is the spectacular 'Fasting Buddha'.