The Jewel in the Crown


I finally visited the Jewel in the Crown exhibition today. For everyone who hasn’t visited yet, you’re missing out on an amazing experience. For Rs.10, you can step into a completely different era of Karachi, inhabited by the royalty and the poor, philanthropists, educationists and leaders. The amount of hard work and research that must have gone into putting the exhibits together is obvious. I don’t think there could’ve been a better setting for the exhibition than Mohatta Palace, and its great to see the Palace grounds look a great deal better than my last visit over a year ago.

Timings for the Exhibition:

Closed on Monday
Tuesday-Friday – 11:00 AM to 6 PM
Saturday-Sunday – 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM
Gallery tours daily: Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00 AM [Booking required]

5 Comments so far

  1. A (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 10:47 am

    Just because I know there is a wonderful ongoing exhibition right next door, a place I can pop around any day, I have not been able to visit it yet.

    What a shame should that be?

    I don’t even have to get out the car. just walk across the road.

    Talk about Chiragh Taley Andhera.

    I have heard it’s great…this Jewel in the Crown Exhibition.

    Do they allow photography inside?

    can you recommend some real good stops?

  2. umar (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 10:55 am

    till what date is it going to be?

  3. saba (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 1:02 pm

    The entre exhibition is worth visiting! Takes about an a hour and a half to see it all. Photography isn’t allowed inside though.

    They haven’t announced when they’re ending it. they’ll probably advertise when they’re winding it up in Dawn.

  4. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 7:13 pm

    This is one amazing exhibition! I went there a week ago with my sis and my fiance, and we all enjoyed it. It’s hard to find things like this in Karachi, and it’s a pity more people aren’t going there. When we went, it was all deserted. But it is DEFINITELY a place worth spending an afternoon for!

  5. sasha (unregistered) on August 10th, 2005 @ 10:30 pm

    haan, abbas gave me a virtual tour using the book, it looked great. but i really wanted to have seen the sadequain exhibition that was on for almost a year and came off weeks before i visited. luck huh.

    incidently, did anyone go to see that?

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