The National Museum is located at the west viewpoint of the famous shaker Parian hills in Islamabad. It is grand, vast and absolutely magnificent. The museum is dedicated to those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the future generation of their beloved country.
Islamabad museum is very old museum. It shows the history of Pakistan. It represents the hard work and sacrifices of the people who struggled for the Independence of Pakistan. At first the Government did not give full concentration on the museum but now they have worked very hard to make it more attractive and beautiful for the visitors.
National museum has a separate section for different kind of things that have been displayed in the museum and the 1st one is Mughal miniature. This section depicts the culture and tradition of Mughals. Their dresses, way of living and their weapons have been displayed in the museum. The famous personalities of Mughals have also been displayed in the form of painting.
There is a section of stone tools and all the precious stone tools have been displayed in the museum. Those stones tools cannot be seen nowadays. These stones are 2 million years old and which was found in the Soan valley. There are different kinds of stones and their names are also written on the silver plate. These stones attract the International visitors because the stones are very unique and in different shapes.
Printed water pitcher
Printed water pitchers have also been displayed in the museum. These pitchers were found in 80’s. The designs on the pitchers are very unique and old.
The model of sea life has also been displayed in the museum. It is very beautiful and it looks real. All kinds of fish, stones, sea plants, and each and everything have been displayed in the model.
Harappa and Moen Jo Daro
Harappa and Moen Jo Daro are very old cities of Pakistan. Some seals of Harappa and Moen Jo Daro have been displayed in the museum. It depicts their public rituals and processions. These seals represent their lives and show their way of living and also show the symbols and signs of their lives.
The museum has a separate corner for artifacts belonging to late Neolithic and Bronze Age including pottery and terracotta figurines, discovered from various areas in Balochistan. An ivory painting depicting portraits of Mughal emperor including Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan, Aurangzeb and various emperors have been displayed in the museum. It has become a source of inspiration for art students. All relics from the Stone Age to the Mughal period have been arranged in a chronological order for the convenience of visitors, especially for students.