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Lok Virsa Museum

Address: Garden Avenue | Shakarparian Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Islamabad
Type: Museums
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Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This institute of culture and Folk heritage is located in a very beautiful location. The museum is a part of the institute and reflects the culture of different areas of Pakistan. The institute has a big library of Folk and classical music as well as films and read each on the culture and heritage in the different regions of the... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you've got some time, dont forget to visit Lok Virsa museum. The museum has something for everyone if you are at all interested in history or culture. They have so much stuff about all over Pakistan though that you can easily be overwhelmed. However, there is no proper guiding to see the museum by highlighting their key objects. must... More 

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Swabi, Pakistan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went to the museum along with my family on a working day in order to avoid people crowd. The museum is very well maintained and culture of different regions of Pakistan has been presented in a beautiful manner.

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Chicago, il
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a unique museum experience in Pakistan. The admission price was very low and most people were friendly & hospitable. This museum focuses on the various different cultures found in Pakistan. Throughout the Museum exhibits you will find real life scenes created to show the exquisite details found in the daily lives of people of Pakistan. The Museum does... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are visiting Islamabad and have not visited Lok Virsa Museum consider you have not visited Islamabad. The presentation of Pakistani culture and history is done very beautifully. The museum provides good info on the display. Most of the things are done beautifully however a very silly things is that you are not allowed to take pictures. It gives... More 

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lok Virsa museum (folk heritage museum) is a must visit place in Islamabad. This place explains the culture, context, living conditions, and other information about different parts of Pakistan. The museum provide artistic presentation for explaining the Pakistani culture.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was originally set up as an academic institution and a Museum of Ethnology and therefor has a fantastic collection of exhibits. But it has not been kept is great condition and poor lighting makes it difficult to see details of many of the exhibits. The copycat Madame Tussaud's look make the place look a bit bizarre but its well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It has such an informative and artistic offering of cultural information and crafts, in a friendly ambience.

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Islamabad
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Virsa Museum is the only place in Pakistan where you can find the History & Culture of Pakistan under One Roof. You can find that Pakistan land is oldest land of Cultured people It is Suggested when you comes Pakistan first time you must visit Place Entry Fee is US$.5 for Foreigners & Rs.50 for Pakistani Nationals

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New York City, New York
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108 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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