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Lok Virsa Museum

Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Islamabad
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
81 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went to this museum twice and it is amazing because you get the understanding of culture. However no camera. They take the camera from you and return it when you come out. Do't worry they won't run away with it. The shop inside is expensive shop outside and bargain.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I think we should definitely takes our children to the lok virsa museum atleast once. Its a good place to teach them abt the various cultures of the diff provinces. But i didnt really like the folk story section where u gind heer ranjha etc. Thats a part of us i would rather not share with my kids atleast.otherwise pretty... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Must see for all visiting Islamabad. It gives a good visual about Pakistan's multi ethnic history. Easy to come around and can be seen in a relatively short time.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I visited the attraction with some business colleagues for a day to do some artisans interviews. We had a very professional and knowledgeable curator in the museum. I was pleasantly surprised to see such wonderful place.i would recomend it to anyone who is visiting Islamabad or living in islamabad to visit as it is worth a visit

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Karachi, Pakistan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This place is a good place to go . Its all about Culture and heritage about Pakistan and as well as some other Asian countries.

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Hong Kong, China
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264 reviews 264 reviews
110 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a really interesting Museum which contains recreated rooms from different elements of Pakistani History and culture, excellent textiles and some good history. It is a surprise as Pakistan doesn't especially do museum's well but this is a really good place to visit. They often have external events taking place in the courtyard. Go and enjoy

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

no place to eat or drink , shops has lots of chinees stuff but nothing special from Pakistan. There could be a very nice place with a little touch.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Lok Virsa - A one of a kind museum in Pakistan, is definitely worth a visit whoever comes to Islamabad. The museum showcases the rich cultural heritage of country. Student tickets available and photography inside the museum is allowed now (wasn't allowed when I visited 2 years earlier) On the down side exhibits are not adequately introduced and even some... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

As the name indicates , Lok Virsa means :Traditional Heritage" and this place lives up to its reputation. There are displays of different cultural aspects of all four provinces of Pakistan. Regular Lok Virsa festivals are held here which are fun and there are hundreds of stalls of items to sell and food stalls. Not to mention the cultural folk... More

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Islamabad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Gen observation easily reflect mis-management, lack of desire to do things in a right way, disorganized beautification, mostly littered, refreshment are inadequate and sub-standard garden is official friendly rather than being public. Folk performers are not fed and paid properly, nor are the items inside well presented involving cheap shortcuts. Not recommended for tourists organized visit.

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