Islamabad – Museums

Lok Virsa Museum

Also known as the Heritage Museum, this location features exhibits related to the history and culture of Islamabad. Location on the Shakarparian Hills and opened in 1974, it includes multiple buildings and includes an outdoor museum which can accommodate up to 3,000 people. The museum covers a total of 60,000 square feet, which makes it the largest in Pakistan. It also contains a library with more than 32,000 books and journals as well as a research and publication centre.




Golra Sharif Railway Museum

Also referred to as the Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, it is located in Sector F-13 of the city. It is actually a junction station and is the site of a railway museum housing relics and memorabilia related to railroads in Pakistan that date back to the days of the British Raj. The museum itself is considered a major tourist attraction and was established in 2003. Exhibits reflect more than 150 years of history, including 100 years of history dedicated to undivided India.