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National Museum of Pakistan Karachi:
The National Museum of Pakistan is located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The National Museum of Pakistan was established in Frere Hall on 17 April 1950, replacing the defunct Victoria Museum. Frere Hall itself was built in 1865 as a tribute to Sir Bartle Frere, a Commissioner of Sindh. The Museum was shifted to the present premises (located in Burns Garden, Dr. Zia-ud-din Ahmed Road) in 1970.
The Lahore Museum (Lahore Wonder House) is a museum located in Lahore, Pakistan. It was founded in 1865 during the British colonial period in Lahore, later shifted to present site in 1894. The museum, along with the Zamzama Gun located directly in front of the building, were made famous in the celebrated British novel Kim, written by Rudyard Kipling – whose father was one of the museum’s earliest curators.
Archaeological Museum, Harappa:
Archaeological Museum is an archaeology museum based in Harappa, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1926 and then in 1966 its building was constructed by the Government of Pakistan.
National Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore:
The National Museum of Science & Technology (NMST) is a museum in Lahore, Pakistan. (NMST) National museum of science & Technology is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and it was establishment in 1965
The Peshawar Museum (Former name: Victoria Memorial Hall) is a museum located in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Peshawar Museum is notable for its collection of Buddhist artwork dating from the ancient Gandhara Empire. In 1907, the Victoria Memorial Hall in Peshawar was turned into a museum by Lord Curzon. The Peshawar Museum was originally built as “Victoria Memorial Hall”, in memory of Queen Victoria.
Archaeological Museum Banbhore:
Archaeological Museum Banbhore or Banbhore Museum is an archaeological museum located in Banbhore, Sindh, Pakistan. The museum was established by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan on 21 August 1960. The museum was inaugurated on 14 May 1967. Banbhore is an ancient archaeological site, and the city is more than 2100 years old city. It is located 64 km (40 mi) from Karachi in Hyderabad District. Preliminary excavation was started by Majumdar in 1928 and in 1951 by Alcock.
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Taxila Museum is situated in Taxila a tehsil of Rawalpindi. This is a site museum and its collection mainly focuses on Gandharan art. These sites at Taxila date back to 600 or 700 BC. Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918, its foundation stone laid by Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of India in 1918. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Muhammad Habibullah then the Minister for Education. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998.
Wazir Mansion (built in 1866) known officially as Quaid-i-Azam Birthplace was formally inaugurated as Jinnah’s birthplace museum on 14 August 1953. A project of strengthening, preservation, and rehabilitation was completed by the government in 2010.
Pakistan Maritime Museum:
Pakistan Maritime Museum is a naval museum and park situated near PNS Karsaz on Habib Ebrahim Rehmatoola Road (Karsaz Road) in Karachi, Pakistan. The main museum building is located inside the park of 28 acres. It comprises six galleries and an auditorium. It was established in 1954.
Pakistan Museum of Natural History:
Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH), established in 1976, is a public natural history museum situated in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan.
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Lok Virsa Museum:
Lok Virsa Museum also known as the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage is a museum of history, art and culture located on the Shakarparian Hills Islamabad. The museum opened in 1974 and became an autonomous institute in 2002. The museum covers an area of 60,000 sq. ft., making it the largest museum in Pakistan. Lok Virsa is commonly called the “Museum for the people of Pakistan”.
Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology:
The Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (or Folk Heritage Museum) was originally established in 1982 as the “Folk Art Museum”.
Sufis and Shrines Hall:
In 2013, a Sufis and Shrines Hall was established within the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as the Heritage Museum.
Pakistan Monument Museum: National Museums
The Pakistan Monument Museum was established in 2010 to pay tribute to all those who worked and sacrificed everything for the Independence of Pakistan.
Lok Virsa Library: National Museums
The Lok Virsa Library (or Heritage Library) consists of over 32,000 books, journals, manuscripts and field reports pertaining to Pakistani folklore, ethnology, cultural anthropology, art history and craft as well as over 200 books published by Lok Virsa.
Sindh Museum: National Museums
The Sindh Museum is a museum located in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. The Museum was established to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit the records of the cultural history of Sindh. The Sindh Museum Hyderabad was established in 1971. National Museums
Sindhology is a field of study and academic research that covers the history, society, culture, and literature of Sindh, a province of Pakistan. The subject was first brought into the academic circles with the establishment of the Institute of Sindhology at Sindh University in 1964. National Museums
Lyallpur Museum is a heritage museum in Faisalabad (Lyallpur), Pakistan. It has 10 galleries which show the ancient and modern history and culture of Lyallpur/Faisalabad. It was established on July 30, 2011 by the government of Punjab. National Museums
Hund Museum located in Hund of Swabi district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The project of Hund archaeological and tourist site was approved in 1994. Excavation in Hund start in June 1996. The Hund Museum was inaugurated by archaeologist late Dr. Ahmad Hasan Dani and then provincial culture secretary Arshad Sami Khan in 2009. National Museums
The Bahawalpur Museum established in 1976, is a museum of archaeology, art, heritage, modern history and religion located in Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. It comes under the control of Bahawalpur District Government.