Iqbal Museum – Javed Manzil

Allama Iqbal Museum also known as Javed Manzil, situated at Allama Iqbal Road was constructed by Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal at the price of Rs 42025. The construction which is European in style was completed in 1935. Unluckily Iqbal couldn’t got much time to live in, it served as the residence of Allama Iqbal for only three years. It was formally declared in 1961 that the residence would be transformed into a museum for the conservation of Iqbal’s belongings and the exhibit of his well-known works and manuscripts. On December 1, 1977, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Sheikh Anwar-ul-Haq inaugurated this museum. The main purpose of the Museum was to project the life and services of Allama Iqbal, to preserve the personal belongings of Allama Iqbal, original drafts of his works, letters either written by him or written to him, educational degrees and Medals. This Museum also provides Guide facilities for its visitors. There is also a small library for research. There are nine galleries in the Museum. The Historical period covered by the Museum is from 1877 to 1938. The major sources of attraction in this Museum are Iqbal’s hand written drafts of his works, certificates and degrees. There are about six hundred items in the Museum and all these are donated by Dr. Javed Iqbal, son of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
Iqbal museum is a worth visiting place for educational purpose as well as to discover the lifestyle of the jewels of Pakistan who served the nation to his last breath.