Lahore Museum Introduction

Lahore is one of the greatest ancient cities in the world. For at least 2,000 years, this city in northeastern Pakistan has been a center of education for scholars, poets, and mystics. To better understand the long history of this city, it is best to start your tour of Lahore at the cherished City Museum. Try to set aside two hours to make the most of a visit to the wonderful Lahore Museum, which houses exhibits covering the recorded history of the Indian subcontinent. Part of the collection was removed to India after the partition, but this is still the largest and perhaps the most impressive museum in Pakistan. The museum contains nearly 20 galleries with items dating from the Stone Age to the 20th century. It is particularly famous for its display of Gandharan carvings, manuscripts, Korans, an impressive collection of miniature paintings, carpets, various pieces of art from the Islamic era, articles from Mohenjodaro, Harappa and other Indus Valley Civilization sites, and an impressive collection of coins from the Achaemenid period onwards. Kim’s Library, in the Museum complex, stocks an interesting collection of novels and books of general interest.

The oldest pieces in this museum date back 500,000 years. Visitors can marvel at stone artifacts such as tools and religious objects in the former and primitive historical area. Some important items were discovered and donated to the museum by British archaeologists including measuring weights, pottery and even terracotta jewelry. These prehistoric items remind visitors how far back Lahore’s history stretched. People interested in coins will find a variety of coins on display at the Lahore Museum. Believe it or not, the Lahore Museum now houses 40,000 coins from all over South Asia, some dating back to the 6th century. Check out how civilizations like Mauryan, Indo-Parthian, Hun, Arab, Sikh and Mughal did business all those years ago.

Some of the other popular exhibits in this museum include an ancient and modern weapons area, a postage stamp collection, a hall for Islamic art and calligraphy, and an exhibition with miniature paintings. But the Lahore Museum is not just about ancient monuments. There are several sections in the museum dedicated to telling the story of modern Pakistan. Check out the gallery of contemporary paintings to see some of the greatest examples of modern Pakistani art. Only a few of the great Pakistani artists who have left pieces in the Lahore Museum are Ghulam Rasul, Asit Kumar Haider, Shakir Ali and Jamil Naqqash.

There is also an exhibition in the Lahore Museum dedicated to telling the story of the Pakistan movement. This area of ​​the museum focuses on the historical period between 1757 and 1947. You will learn everything you need to know about the glories and trials of modern Pakistan through the many historical photos here. In addition to the main museum complex, the Lahore Museum contains a cafeteria, library, and auditorium. Specialists have access to the museum’s world-famous library, which contains thousands of rare manuscripts. The museum hosts a few throughout the year, so be sure to check out what’s going on here during your visit. Foreigners will be charged Pakistani Rupees 400 to enter Lahore Museum.

 

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