National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul

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See what remains of National Museum of Afghanistan, a two-story 1919 building telling the story of Afghanistan’s complex and intricate past. Once the most important cultural institution in Central Asia, having boasted over 100,000 artifacts spanning several millennia, the museum was savagely looted during recent wars. With a large number of Buddhist artifacts and a collection of Hindu scriptures having survived the looting, the museum still shows the unparalleled richness of the region’s history. Admire the excellent collection of pre-Muslim heritage, including Mesopotamian artifacts, Chinese mining relics, and 1920s railway engines in the courtyard. Lying some 9 km (5.5 mi) southwest of downtown Kabul, the museum caters perfectly to history and culture buffs. Arrange to visit National Museum of Afghanistan and other attractions in Kabul using our Kabul route builder website.
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  • I wish it was but more maintained but very good. They have a lot of antiques there. Worth visiting if you are in Kabul. There is entry fees. You will have to pay for your mobile phone to take it in.  more »
  • Forlorn and amidst overgrown gardens , the museum just seems so unloved. Not much to see as the museum is preparing to move (?) to the Durlaman opposite when renovations are completed. I really...  more »
  • I have really great memories from this museum in 2018 I spend mostly 2 and half hours there I'm so thankful of Afghan Kabul Zamin Tours that prepared everything Wonderful
  • The Kabul Museum, housed the most comprehensive record of Central Asian history. Many of its pieces have been dated as far back as pre-historic times. One of the museum’s largest displays, was the magnificent Bagram Collection. Discovered in 1939, by archaeologists excavating a Kushan fort,  it contained an amazing 1,800 pieces from India, Rome, Greece, Egypt, and Central Asia.

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