The idea of Chitral Museum came into being in order to preserve and protect the rich cultural heritage of district Chitral. It is located near Polo ground, a famous game of the area. The museum was established in 2010. This museum is housing a considerable number of objects in two galleries, Ethnological Gallery and Archaeological & Kalash Gallery.
The ethnological gallery exposing the culture and manner of life of Chitral valley. The gallery include embroidery, jewelry, weapons, ceramics, musical instruments, hunting tools, furniture and household objects. These objects elucidate the tradition and culture of Chitral valley during 19th and early 12th? centuries. The museum having also a rich collection of traditional ceramics comprises wooden and stone cooking pots, teapots, water pitcher, bowls, spoons, trays etc. are on display.
Archaeological and Kalash Gallery
The Archaeological and Kalash gallery houses the cultural materials and archaeological antiquities of Kalash valley. The gallery also showing the deep cultural heritage of the Kalash valley. It displays architectural elements, household objects, head dresses, dresses, jewelry, effigies of kalasha goddesses, and wooden commemorative effigies. Archaeological collection exhibits at museum mainly consists of Gandhara Grave antiquities including pottery, semi-precious stone beads, spear heads, arrow heads, bangles, finger rings, pendants and others jewelry. These are discovered in the excavations led by the DirectorateofArchaeologyandMuseums of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the sites of Sangoor and Parwak.