Visit Guide to Taxila Archeological Museum

Construction of Taxila museum started in 1918, its foundation stone laid by Lord Chelmsford, Viceroy of India in 1918. Construction was concluded in 1928 and the museum was opened for public by Sir Muhammad Habibullah then the Minister for Education. Sir John Marshall who was going to be retired from the post of Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India in 1928, could not complete its original plan. The government of Pakistan constructed the northern gallery in 1998.

Getting There

Taxila Museum is situated in Taxila a tehsil of Rawalpindi.

Taxila can be reached from Lahore and Rawalpindi

What to Expect

There are some 4000 objects displayed, including stone, stucco, terracotta, silver, gold, iron and semiprecious stones. Mainly the display consists of objects from the period 600 B.C to 500 AD. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religion are well represented through these objects discovered from three ancient cities and more than two dozen Buddhist stupas and monasteries and Greek temples in region.

  • Gandharan Art
  • Numismatic Collection

Facilities Available

  • Tour Guides
  • TUK Shop for the tourists