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Address: Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Karachi, Pakistan

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Good museum

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.

Reviewed 30 November 2016
Hammad H
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Hammad H
Almhult, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great place, with a lot of history from Pakistan and this region, but not take care of, still same old school style. Just one guide, so we had to share it, and therefore choose to walk on our own. It was a petty to see that things are not taken care of. Absolutely worth a visit, but avoid hot days... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is situated at Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Near Income Tax House and Provisional Sindh Assembly. it has some antiques just like Monh Joh Darho and Gandhara dated and some unique currency of Pakistan and folk of Pakistan's home appliances. I suggest all foreigners to visit here and learn about history of Pakistan and History of Moh Joh Darho.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

the place is good, with moderate collection from mohejodaro, gandhara, budha statues, prehistoric to independence day stuff. Collection of different manuscript of quranic verses. Pity the place is not much visited, there were just very few people visiting the museum at that time.

Thank waqaspai
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Went for my personal experience . Found highly rich museum . Gandhara & moen jo Daro utensils and arts were the main attraction for me I highly recommend to visit while staying in Karachi

2 Thank Faisal S
Islamabad, Pakistan
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

I went there along with my family expecting to see the National Museum of Pakistan, but sadly all I got to see was years upon years of neglect. The place is really coming apart. For God's sake is this how you preserve your history? Really there's nothing good to write about it. The vast lawns were being used for cricket,... More 

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Lower Mainland, BC
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

No photos allowed. Harappa Gallery closed but the pre-hisotry and Gandharan galleries very good. Disappointed that the Priest-King bust from Moenjodaro was not on display when I visited. The Islamic Gallery was nice with Persian miniatures and calligraphy, There are drawings of ancient scholars, philosophers, and scientists with info about their accomplishments scattered along the museum which I found very... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Visited the empty National Museum of Pakistan and was pleasantly surprised -- in contrast with other reviews -- about how many great exhibitions there were worth seeing: Gandhara, Qurans, Islamic art, etc. Yes, the museum is undergoing some much needed renovation but if the room housing the Quran exhibition becomes the future standard for the entire museum there is certainly... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

Museum does not have a visible sign outside so it to us a while finding it. There is no entry fee however we were charge 500 rupees (€0.50) for parking inside the premises. Unfortunately museum is run down. Lots of exhibitions is closed and those which are open are interesting but.. sculptures are cover with dust, poor signage, cats running... More 

2 Thank ZuzNas
Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

I like history ! And this is one of the best museums in Karachi ! Its exterior is boring ! But it has alot of things to see inside relating to different regions and their history. They also have stuff related to the history of Islam, Sindh and Pakistan. But needs more improvement ! There is also a ticket for... More 

2 Thank Bilal123

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