Lahore Museum

Lahore Museum

Lahore Museum is located in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the largest museum in Pakistan in terms of its antiquities. The museum is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture opposite the old University Hall building.

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The museum exhibits artefacts from the Gandhara, Mughal, Sikh and British eras. These exhibitions include woodwork, paintings, sculptures and other artefacts. And various metal utensils, sugar utensils and war materials.

One of the unique things about this museum is that it has antiques and gifts from other countries. Including Burma, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet (China), the Middle East, Central Asia and some countries in Africa.

After Peshawar Museum, the Lahore Museum houses a large treasure of the Gandhara Empire, including the beautiful stupa brought from Sikri, Jamal Garhi and placed in the middle of the hall.

Here are the heads of the Buddha statues from Rokhri (Mianwali) and Akhnoor (Jammu). And different statues of Gautama Buddha in different forms.

Of the ancient civilizations of the Indus River, this gallery accommodates masterpieces discovered from the Soon Valley, Harappa, Mohenjo-daro and Mehrgarh. Includes small clay stones, coins, jewelry, dice, sticks and toys.

Lahore Museum Galleries

The Miniature Photo Gallery contains the largest collection on the subcontinent, collected in the early twentieth century. It contains about a thousand small paintings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Among them are Persian, Mughal and Rajput collections.

The Lahore Museum’s “Establishment of Pakistan” gallery takes you back many years. It tells you the story of the establishment of Pakistan through various photographs and newspaper clippings.

The museum’s coins gallery is considerers the largest in the subcontinent, containing about 40,000 coins. Here are the coins of all the dynasties that ruled the subcontinent from the seventh century BC onwards. Sikh Gallery, various cultural galleries, Tehreek-e-Pakistan Gallery and Stamp Gallery are also worth visiting.

Here are the Model of Panch Mandir Kapurthala, Ashoka Chakra, Golden Buddha of Burma, Metal Statue of Queen Victoria, Model of Minar Pakistan, Ivory with Buddha images, Model of Golden Temple Amritsar and Badshahi Mosque Lahore, Stupas and Provincial Cultural Galleries.