Peshawar Museum




8.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 to 5 pm (summer), 9 am to 4 pm (winter)
Closed Wednesday

Peshawar Museum, formerly Victoria Memorial Hall, is situated between Deans Hotel and the Old city; about five minutes walk from Jail Bridge and the Railway station. The museum was built in 1905. Its long hall, flanked by side galleries and with a raised platform at the end opposite the door, was the ballroom. The museum has one of Pakistan's best collections of Gandhara art, and the pieces are well arranged and labeled with sculptures illustrating the life of the Buddha placed in chronological order. The fasting Buddha here is even more haunting than the one in Lahore Museum. The ethnological section, the Hall of Tribes, has wooden carvings from the Kalash people in Chitral. There is also a Muslim Gallery, displays Islamic treasure and also displays the tribal handicrafts.

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