National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi

National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi (must see)

National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on April 17, 1950, replacing the defunct Victoria Museum. Frere Hall itself was built in 1865 as a tribute to Sir Bartle Frere, a Commissioner of Sind during the 19th century. Once the Museum was inaugurated then the Government of Pakistan deemed it wise to constitute an Advisory Council in 1950 with a primary duty to counsel the Museum on the issues of enriching its collection through new acquisitions and purchase of antiquities and works of Arts.

The Museum was shifted to the present premises in 1970. 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 has a collection of 58,000 old coins (some dating from 74 Al-Hijra), and hundreds of well preserved sculptures. Some 70,000 publications, books and other reading material of the Archeology and Museums Department were also shifted to the National Museum so that general public could see them. Every year National Museum holds around a dozen exhibitions on National Days and other occasions.
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National Museum of Pakistan on Map

Sight Name: National Museum of Pakistan
Sight Location: Karachi, Pakistan (See walking tours in Karachi)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Karachi, Pakistan

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

Create Your Own Walk in Karachi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Karachi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping in Saddar

Shopping in Saddar

Karachi is city with a variety of shopping locations, yet its true charm lies in the bazaars (marketplaces). Karachi's most populated shopping area is Saddar. Saddar contains a large number of diverse markets and shops where people can find anything.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

Karachi Downtown Walking Tour

Karachi is a huge, vibrant metropolis, one of Pakistan's most secular and socially liberal. The city boasts abundant and diverse architecture, comprising both contemporary and traditional Pakistani-style buildings, such as the Merewether Clock Tower and the National Museum of Pakistan. To explore these and other prominent sites of Karachi, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Karachi's Architectural Jewels

Karachi's Architectural Jewels

Despite the vague buildings throughout the city, Karachi is actually a region with a special cultural life. Karachi contains several sites which deserve the attention of tourists and local culture-loving habitants.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles