The National Museum of Pakistan, located on Dr Ziau-ddin Ahmed Road, was established in Frere Hall on 17 April 1950 and aims to study and preserve the art and cultural heritage of Pakistan. Consisting of 11 galleries, the museum has on display a variety of archeological artifacts, historical documents, incredible paintings, old coins, as well as displays on the Indus Civilization, Islamic art, Gandhara sculptures and more. The Quran Gallery found here is the most popular of the 11 galleries. Featuring over 300 transcripts of the Holy Quran, exquisite calligraphy displays, holographs of Quran pages and more, the Quran Gallery is a must-visit especially for Muslims. Also worth a visit is the Ethnological Gallery, home to statues of cultural groups and more.
10am to 5pm Closed on Wednesdays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Quran Gallery, the Ethnological Gallery
Finding prayer facilities at the National Museum of Pakistan will not be possible. Muslim visitors will however be able to use the facilities offered at one of the many mosques in the city of Karachi. Some popular mosques in the city include Masjid e Tooba, Aram Bagh Masjid and Makki Masjid. There are however plenty of smaller, lesser known masjids located throughout the city.
It is unclear if the National Museum of Pakistan has any food outlets. Finding Halal outlets to dine at in the surrounding area will however not be a problem at all, since Karachi is a Muslim city. Visitors to the museum can therefore ask staff at the attraction to direct them to the best Halal restaurant nearby.