Swat Museum Mingora Location
The museum showcases more than 3,000 antique Gandhara sculptures and the excavated life story of the Buddha at Swat.
History of Swat Museum Mingora
An Italian architect built the Museum at the request of the Wali of Swat. The Italians began archaeological research in 1955 at the suggestion of Wali, who was a collector of antiquities.
In the 1990s, the museum was reconstructed with the help of the Japanese government, and the collections were given a new presentation.
In 2011 the museum was renovated and in 2014 the new seismic resistant swat museum was reopened to the general public.
Collections in Swat Museum Mingora
The Museum exhibits more than 3000 objects that reflect the rich history of Swat. The museum contains an extensive historical collection of locally excavated Gandhara sculptures rearranged and labeled to illustrate the Buddha’s life story.
The ethnographic section of the Swat Museum displays the best examples of Swat’s local embroidery, wood carvings and antique jewellery.