The National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi was established in 1951 in historical building of Frere Hall and continued to be there till July, 1969. Meanwhile the Government realizing the importance of the National Institution favored the construction a separate building at Burns Garden. The new building's inauguration ceremony was performed by the then President of Pakistan on 21st February, 1970. The Museum represents a complete vista of Pakistan's Cultural Heritage from Stone Age down to the birth of Pakistan. All galleries are set up in chronological
sequence as follows:
- PRE-HISTORIC (Two Million - 2500 B.C.).
- PROTO-HISTORIC (2500 - 1500 B.C.)
- LATE HARAPPA (2200 — 800 B.C.).
- GANDHARA GALLERY (2nd-- 6th Century A.D.).
- HINDU GALLERY (6th — 16th Century A.D.).
- QURAN GALLERY.
- COINS GALLERY.
- FREEDOM MOVEMENT GALLERY.
- ETHNOLOGY GALLERY.
- ISLAMIC GALLERY.
- ISLAMIC ART & CRAFTS.
- OTHER FACILITIES.
Educational Service, Research Facilities, Paper Conservation etc.
■ Entry to the Museums is through the main gate. Booking Office and Book Shop are situated at the main entrance.
■ Archaeological Museums are open to public on all six days of the week, (Wednesday closed) observing the following timings.
■ Timings: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Children (6 to 12 Years): Rs.10/-
(Students in Groups are Free to enter for study and research.)