A popular attraction in the city of Islamabad is Lok Virsa, the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage. Housing a fascinating array of traditional handicrafts and covering an area of 60,000 square feet, Lok Virsa is one of the largest museums in Pakistan and is the first state museum of ethnology in the country. Focusing on the cultural heritage of Pakistani people and aiming to preserve the living folk and traditional culture and crafts of the country, the Heritage Museum is the finest cultural museum in Pakistan. Visitors will come across exhibition halls displaying antiques, intricate woodcarvings, metal works, textiles, pottery, old jewelry and so much more. There is also a reference library that has resources on ethnography, art, crafts, history, anthropology and more. Guided tours are also provided for those interested in learning more.
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Closed on Fridays
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The fascinating exhibits and the museum’s beautiful architecture
Since Pakistan is a Muslim country, Muslims visiting the Lok Virsa Museum might be able to find prayer facilities within its premises. If unable to, they will definitely be able to locate a mosque close by. While in the city of Islamabad, tourists must make it a point to offer at least one prayer in the world renowned Faisal Mosque.
The Lok Virsa Museum is known to offer some food options for visitors. Since Pakistan is a Muslim country, Muslim visitors will not have a problem locating Halal food. Visitors to the museum can therefore either get a bite to eat at the attraction, or they can visit one of the many restaurants in the surrounding area.