Quaid e Azam House Museum

Karachi, Pakistan

The Quaid e Azam House museum is the house of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This house is at present under the custody of Culture, Tourism, Antiquities and Archives Department- Government of Sindh Pakistan.

Mr. Jinnah purchased this lavish property (nearly 1 km squared) over 70 years ago. Sixty-six years old at the time of purchase, Jinnah’s retirement plan was to move into the house. However, after finally relocating here in 1947, he was only able to live at the residence for a brief period. After he fell ill, upon medical advice, he was transferred to Governor House where he spent his last days. Fatima Jinnah lived in the house for longer; she spent 16 years here.

The museum is located on the aptly named Fatima Jinnah Road. The colonial era yellow stone structure is built in lime-stone masonry with wooden trusses supporting the roof. Red ceramic Manglore tiles are used to cover the roof. The staircase is all wooden and is in dark brown colour. Beautifully coloured tiles are used at the ground floor and wooden planks are used on the first as floor covering.