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Swat Museum is located on main Mingora-Saidu Sharif road. This museum has a huge collection of Gandhara sculptures from the Buddhist sites in Swat. The original museum was constructed by DOAM with the contribution of the Wali Swat and the Italian Mission in 1958, when a twin Museum was inaugurated in Rome (Museo Naziolae d’Arte Orientale). The present building of the museum was constructed in various phases. The structure was severely damaged both by the 2005 earthquake and by a huge tragic bomb blast that occurred in February 2009.

The museum was reconstructed under a project funded by Pakistan- Italian Debt Swap Agreement (FIDSA). The scheme was executed by Archaeology Community- Tourism/Field School Project while the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar extended technical support to it.

The museum has been designed by Italian architects Ivano Marati and Candida Vassallo, and set up in collaboration with an engineer from the University of Naples Federico II and engineers from the University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.

The Italian ambassador said that Swat and Italy had a longstanding relation that would be strengthened further after the reconstruction of the museum. Italian Archaeological Mission in Pakistan had been working on different archaeological sites since 1955 that started work under the guidance of Prof Giuseppe Tucci. During the last 60 years, the Italian mission successfully worked on many projects to preserve the archaeological sites in Pakistan, particularly in district Swat.

Swat Museum was one of the best museums in the country that had a large number of collections of Gandhara civilization.

After a gap of about seven years, scores of people made their way to the newly-reconstructed Swat Archaeological Museum

The visitors were excited to not only see a massive collection of artefacts from the Gandhara civilization but also the building’s state-of-the-art design.This new building is so spacious and wide that one feels a great delight in walking among ancient civilizations.

The opening of the museum will boost economy as more and more tourists will visit Swat

The Lahore Museum, was originally established in 1865-66 on the site of the hall or building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition and later shifted to its present site located on The Mall, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan in 1894. The current building of Lahore Museum was designed by the well-known architect Sir Ganga Ram. The Museum is the biggest museum of the country. A number of rooms have been under repair for a long time and others still show a rather old-fashioned and often rudimental display of objects, with Urdu captions only.


The Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-work and has a large collection of paintings dating back to the MughalSikh  and British  periods. It includes a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textiles, pottery, and armory. There are important relics from the Indus Valley  civilisation, Gandhara  and Graeco-Bactrianperiods as well as some Tibetan  and Nepalese  work on display. The museum has a number of Greco-Buddhist  sculptures,Mughal  and Pahari paintings  on display.The Fasting Buddha from the Gandhara  period is one of the most famous objects of the museum. The ceiling of the entrance hall features a large mural by renowned Pakistani artist Sadequain.


The Museum displays archaeological materials from pre-historic times to the Hindu Shahi period. It has one of the largest collections of archaeology, history, arts, fine arts, applied arts, ethnology, and craft objects in Pakistan. It also has an extensive collection of Hellenistic and Mughal coins. A photo gallery is dedicated to the emerging of Pakistan  as a state.


Lahore Museum observes working hours as follows:

Winter:          (October 16 to April 15) 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Summer:       (April 16 to October 15) 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Adults:         Rs.20/-

Children:      Rs.5/-

Students:     Rs.5/-

Foreigners:   Rs.400/-

Camera Charges:  Rs.25/-


Weekly Holiday of the Museum is Friday, whereas it remains closed on First Monday of each month for general public for maintenance. It also closes on actual days of Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha, Eid-i-Milad-un-Nabi and 9th & 10th of Muharram.

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  • Regional Heritage Archaeological Gallery
  • Muslim to Sikh Period Gallery
  • Chenab Colony Gallery
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  • Thought and act Gallery
  • Social Beauty Gallery
  • Textile Gallery
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People can also enjoy a virtual visit of Lyallpur Museum.

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