Peshawar Museum, the one and only museum of Gandhara art in the world draws a large number of domestic and international visitors in addition to archaeologists. The Mughal-era architecture, relics, vintage British army equipment, and independence fighters' swords pique the curiosity of both domestic and international travelers, Buddhists, monks, diplomats, the general people, archaeologists, and lovers of architecture.
The museum was built in 1907 as a monument to Queen Victoria and featured a fusion of British, South Asian, Hindu, Mughal, Islamic, and Buddhist architectural influences.
The main hall and two side aisles on ground and first floors, topped by four elegant domes and a small pinnacle on all corners, originally made up the two-story building, an amalgam of British and Mughal architecture. It has since been restored and preserved, leaving indelible impressions on visitors.
It is the only museum where the whole life narrative of the Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was preserved in the form of panels and sculptures.
Examine the pre-Islamic currency collection before moving on to the Mughal and Persian art museum, which features replicas of mosque facades, weaponry, and metal objects. Over 30,000 unique antiques, artifacts, coins, swords, firearms, and other antiquities, including 16,000, are displayed, and about 14,000 are stored in cabinets.
Sadr Road opposite Governor's House, Peshawar and Civil Trust, Financial Department, Civil Trust, Shawar, Peshawar District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan