National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi

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    National Museum of Pakistan

    by DSwede Written Feb 26, 2015

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    Reading reviews about this museum on other forums, it does not appear that the contents have changed in the last ~10 years. I'm writing just to confirm this, as well as give some up to date info on the hours and costs. All in all, I'd say you could spend an hour here, don't confuse this for the Smithsonian.

    This museum contains a variety of displays important to Pakistan's history, both ancient and more modern up to the partition. Each room is dedicated to a particular mode and is guarded by its own security. If the security is absent, the room will be locked. Only if the other guards feel compelled, will they open the rooms to you.

    The displays are well documented with informative placards, but they are a bit dusty since it looks like the contents have not been changed in a few decades. There are ancient pottery and coin collections, sculptures of various local ethnicities, Islamic art, textiles, and even some displays in the ethnological gallery depicting different local living styles.

    Hours are 10am ~ 5pm, closed on Wednesdays.
    Lunch & prayer closing is 1pm~2pm daily, except Fridays is 12:20pm~2:30pm
    Admission is 10Rs for local 200Rs for foreigner (2015)
    Photographs are not allowed inside the building

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    National Museum of Pakistan/Burns Garden

    by Pakistaniguy Updated May 1, 2004

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    This museum, on Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, contains an important collectins of items relating to Pakistan's ancient heritage. Well arranged galleries display Indus Civilization, Gandhara sculptures, Islamic art Miniatur paintings ancient coins and manuscripts documenting Pakistan's political history. There is also an interesting ethnological gallery.

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