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Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum

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Address: Golra Sharif Railway Station, Islamabad, Pakistan

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The only railway museum in Pakistan.

The Railway station is really wellkept, and the museum is so interesting With so many items from all years Pakistan has had Railways, and With some old photos and model of the... read more

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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975 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Railway station is really wellkept, and the museum is so interesting With so many items from all years Pakistan has had Railways, and With some old photos and model of the greatest Railway station in the region, Lahore.The staff loves to guide you around so you do not miss a single thing in the museum. It is a small,... More 

Thank Ingeborg56
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's a nicely maintained place. The reason for that might be that it is really difficult to find and not many people got there. There are some old artefacts and some old trains there. Unfortunately the historical research is very poor, but it is way more that could be expected. I liked it.

Thank Besold
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56 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If someone likes to visit a typical british made railway station, this is the one nearest capital. Although there is proper Islamabad railway station in sector H-9 but that is newly build. Golrha station has all the signs from past like trees, benches, atmosphere etc. The only thing missing is a cafe. Instead of that they ve a small muesuem... More 

Thank Zafar Y
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

People had told me it was a good place to visit but it was unexpectedly excellent. We took the Safari train from Pindi, which I am not sure runs any longer that would be a shame cause it was just wonderful. When we arrived their I was expecting a regular station but it was more of a station out of... More 

Thank Drpcr
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I had a good surprise to find this clean and well kept functional train station that also had a Museum and rich historical references. The train in which Lord Mountbatten and Quaid e Azam traveled is also there. Surrounded by natural villages and scenery, the station offers a look into the Pakistan's village life. The guide at the station was... More 

Thank TheOrdinaryGirl123
Islamabad, Pakistan
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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here for most of my life and I find no parallel to it. I miss morning walks.... hanging around with friends.... playing around. Studying learning martial arts in the station park in morning and all that. People all over Pakistan as well as foreigners do visit this place. This calm place is covered with railway related artifacts that... More 

Thank Nasrshahbaz545
Bonn, Germany
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46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

If you are a history person, do not miss an opportunity to visit this wonderfully amazing heritage treasure.

Thank Waseem A
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Golra railway museum is a less known but a must see landmark of Islamabad. It is located inside the Golra railway station which was built by the British in 1882 to act as a supply line to Afghanistan through the historic Khyber Pass. The station was upgraded to a junction in 1912 and declared a museum in 2003. The station... More 

Thank Syed s
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Built during colonial British times, this is a beautiful railway station with many parts still in tact from 100 years ago. They even use the old traffic controls! Amazing old trains that you can go aboard, including the carriage where Jinnah signed the declaration to separate Pakistan and India. Fantastic people who will show you around the museum and area... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Last weekend we hopped in the car from F7 and were at the station within 30 min. Without any advance notice, the station curator came out immediately and then spent over an hour with our group of six people. We not only saw the museum, but were taken into the station master's office (the active one) and were explained how... More 

1 Thank Kevin S

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