Geological Survey of Pakistan Museum
More a family theme park, you can get out of the city here and enjoy some open space and clean air. There's a jogging track and...
Command & Staff College Museum
The Command & Staff College Museum has a small private collection built up during the days when the then Indian Staff College was...
Archaeological Museum of Balochistan
This small but well-kept Archaeological Museum of Balochistan, also known as Quetta Museum, is tucked away just east of Mizan Chowk. The...
Lonely Planet review
Adjacent to Balochistan University is the surprisingly interesting Geological Survey of Pakistan Museum. It houses a remarkable collection of geological and palaeontological items, with some particularly impressive fossil remains dating back as far as 500 million years. Prize exhibits include remnants of the giant Baluchitherium (a large, 25-million-year-old land mammal), a 47-million-year-old 'walking whale' and a collection of meteorite fragments.
Seven galleries run the gamut from gems and fossils to astrogeology. It's worth asking the staff for a guided tour, as not all exhibits are brilliantly labelled.