Javed Manzil

Javed Manzil (Allama Iqbal Museum), on MacLeod Road (now Allama Iqbal Road), was constructed by Dr. Sir. Allama Muhammad Iqbal at the cost of Rs 42,025. The building which is European in style was completed in 1935. It served as the residence of Allama Iqbal for only three years. It was officially declared on May 10, 1961 that the house would be converted into a museum for the preservation of Iqbal’s belongings and the display of his famous works and manuscripts. On Thursday, December 1, 1977, the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Sheikh Anwar-ul-Haq inaugurated this museum.

The main objective of the Museum is to project the life and works of Allama Iqbal, to preserve the personal belongings of Allama Iqbal, original drafts of his works, letters either written by him or written to him, educational degrees and Medals. This Museum also provides Guide facilities for its visitors. There is also a small library for research. There are nine galleries in the Museum. The Historical period covered by the Museum is from 1877 to 1938. The major source of attraction in this Museum are Iqbal's hand written drafts of his works, certificates and degrees. There are about six hundred objects in the Museum and all these are donated by Dr. Javed Iqbal, son of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.

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