We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TRAVEL ALERT: SECURITY CONCERNS More info

Frere Hall

Architectural buildings, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Cantt, Karachi, Pakistan

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 33 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Average compared to the other museums I've seen in Karachi

The building was beautiful! Other than that there was nothing special. For security reasons I wasn't allowed to enjoy the other activities nearby like eating or enjoying the lawn.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Liam W
,
Luanda, Angola
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Luanda, Angola
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The building was beautiful! Other than that there was nothing special. For security reasons I wasn't allowed to enjoy the other activities nearby like eating or enjoying the lawn.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karachi, Pakistan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There's nothing too special about the surrounding park, but the building is a 19th century classic. Be advised that the building is not open on weekends.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's a beautiful place located at a stone's throw form my house. So on most weekends I take my kiddies to Frere Hall. The structure is really amazing and besides the huge sprawling lawns and tracks. Kids can play in the lawns and one can jog on the tracks. There's lots of hawkers selling Ice Crea, Gol Gappay and other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Frere hall is a beautiful structure that was unfortunately closed for many years (it's proximity to the US consulate was considered a security risk) and reopened only 2-3 years ago (2011). I saw an excellent contemporary mixed media art exhibit there that gave me an idea of how diverse the Pakistani art scene really is. They host exhibitions and readings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karachi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been and a continues weekend visitor at the historic Frere Hall. Not only because I am in love with British history and of British architecture, but the Hall now also posses a weekly book bazaar in its shadows. Along with buying some of my favorite books, I also happen to sit down and relax awhile in the Queens... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muscat, Oman
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
87 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Frere Hall is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Karachi. You would enjoy your time regardless of time. I had been to this beautiful park so many times that I can't remember the number, I would go again if I am in Karachi.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karachi, Pakistan
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
58 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Been there a few times ! A very beautiful place ! Magnificent architecture ! Takes you back to British Karachi !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Frere Hall is most beautiful place in Karachi. It includes a library and a park. you can enjoy your evenings in Frere Hall's park and admiring British Raj's gift to South Asia.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
436 reviews 436 reviews
117 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Frere Hall is a Gothic structure with nice open gardens. It is open to the public. The city allowed Karachi restaurants to stage a Food Festival. There were at least over 50 stalls that offered live cooking and fresh food for a reasonable price. Liked: Real people could taste the food served by up-market restaurants, albeit smaller portions to match... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

by a distance, this is the most scenic building in the city. A colonial 19th century classic that pays homage to the victorian style of architecture. It is situated opposite to the Marriot Hotel. This whole area along with Saddar was the city centre in british times so there are alot of other colonial buildings in the vicinity. The building... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Frere Hall also viewed

Karachi, Sindh Province
Karachi, Sindh Province
 
Karachi, Sindh Province
Karachi, Sindh Province
 

Been to Frere Hall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Frere Hall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?