Museums in Karachi

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Karachi has an array of stunning historical museums, as well as art museums and planetariums. The following lists the best of the city.

Military Museums

The Pakistan Air Force Museum, just off Shari-e-Faisal Road, features a variety of plane models, photograph displays and art work. Children will not get bored in this museum, which is open daily. Check out the gift shop for the perfect souvenir for the aspiring pilot back home. Just next door to the Air Force Museum is the Naval Museum, which features a collection of old mini-submarines, a large ship and ancient guns. Inside you can see the skeleton of a whale! Both museums have guides who give free tours in the mornings. If you’re hungry, grab a snack at the café situated in between the museums.

National Museum of Pakistan

The National Museum of Pakistan features a variety of collections that focus on the cultural history of Pakistan. Items on display include archeological artifacts, Islamic art and historical documents. Located on Dr Ziau-ddin Ahmed Road, the museum is open from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Thursdays, and Saturday through Tuesday from 9am to 12pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free.

Other Museums

Other noteworthy museums to check out include the Quaid Mausoleum and Museum, at the city center, the Mohatta Palace & Museum of Regional History (at Clifton Street), and the PIA Planetarium and Karachi Expo Center, both located near Karsaz on University Street. Finally, the Sadequain Gallery, at Frere Hall, has a rotating display of gorgeous artwork. You can also spend a quiet hour meditating in the peaceful garden.

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National Museum

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Collections at this museum focus on the cultural history of Pakistan. Items on display include archeological artifacts, Islamic Art, and historical documents. Located on Dr Ziau-ddin Ahmed Road, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday through Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Fakir Khana

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Fakir Khana Museum "the largest antiques collection in south Asia" is the honor, possessions and pride of the well known Fakir Family whose vibrant history can be amazingly traced back to over 400 hundred years. This museum is basically inside an early 20th century house carrying a kaleidoscope of unimaginable pieces. From gems & stones, portraits & miniatures to original manuscripts of holy Quran and Relics of Islam including the relics of the Holy Prophet. It is a place full of history, memories and treasures. Every single artifact at Fakir Khana Museum has a story to more..

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url:www.Fakirkhana.com
address:Bhatti Gate, Lahore

Quaid Mausoleum & Museum

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The Monument is the landmark of the city, Collections in this museum includes Quaid-e-Azam's (Jinnah) belongings etc.

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address:Sharah-e-Quaideen

Pakistan Airforce Museum

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Wonderful collection of planes outside in the park. Superb models, photograph displays and small planes inside. Entrance price only Rs 20 (approx 20p). museums have guides who give free tours in the mornings up to 2pm. It has outdoor cafes, a children's fun fair and a small souvenir shop.

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address:Off Sharah-e-Faisal

Maritime Museum

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Wonderful collection of old submarines, an old ship and large guns outside in the park. Superb displays inside, including a very impressive skeleton of a whale. Entrance price only Rs 15 (approx 15p). have guides who give free tours in the mornings up to 2pm. have outdoor cafes, a children's fun fair and a small souvenir shop.

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address:Karsaz Road, Off Sharah-e-Faisal
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