Museums in Lahore

Lahore Museum
The Lahore Museum was built during the British era and opened to the public in 1984. The construction of Lahore Museum very much reflect the Mughal-Gothic style and displays tells the complete story of the entire culture and history of the region. Several galleries display Mughal, Hindu, and British artifacts brought from various locations in Pakistan. Jam wood carvings, and Islamic works such as illustrated manuscripts, and Korans, as well as paintings, rugs, and metalwork are displayed. There are statutes of Buddha in various postures, including the priceless and intriguing Fasting Buddha. Various sculptures are exhibit from the Gandhara era, as well as a valuable collection of Mughal coins. Another unique feature is the collection of stamps issued by the Government of Pakistan during the past decades.

Fakir Khana Museum
Fakir Khana Museum is a very large and interesting Museum. This Museum is located within the boundries of the Bhatti Gate. The Museum is really worth visiting for tourists. The museum houses a variety of old paintings some of which were done by great masters, as well as original manuscripts in different languages. In addition it houses South East Asia and the Indo-Pak sub-continent artifacts and interesting information about the culture and history of Punjab. The exhibit also incudes gifts from Queen Victoria and medals given out by Ranjit Singh to Faqir Syed Aziz-ud Din, advisor to Sikh Maharaja. Faqir Khana is a descendant of Faqir Syed Azizud-Din.

Shakir Ali Museum
Shakir Ali Museum is actually located at Shakir’s Place in Lahore. After Shakir’s death it was purchased by Idar-I- Saqafat-e-Pakistan and turned it into a public museum, on April, 3rd, 1976.  The purpose of this Museum is to preserving paintings that are considered to be masterpieces and the Museum has an awesome collection of modern and traditional architecture.

The Mughal Museum
The Mughal Museum is located at Poonch House, Multan Road, Lahore. This unique museum depicts Pakistan’s industrial and commercial economic resources in the form of both raw and finished products acquired from many locations throughout Pakistan.

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