Year IV children visited the State Bank of Pakistan Museum and Art Gallery, a one of its kind museum in the country, housing a rich collection of memorabilia and extensive displays highlighting and celebrating Pakistan’s wider economic and banking history.
Children explored the diverse collection of coins, banknotes, and artefacts, by visiting the seven SBP Museum Galleries and engaging with the interactive displays. A friendly docent related the history of currency, explained the significance of a variety of exhibits and answered the children’s questions, on the brisk but detailed tour. The children were most impressed by the Sadequain Gallery, with its mammoth murals and metal collages. An exhibit that created lots of interest was Quaid-e- Azam’s monthly grocery list, displayed in the office of the first head of the State Bank.
The excursion was a novel learning experience for our children, as they were not only introduced to the SBP’s history, money and coins but were also made aware of the role and responsibilities of the State Bank of Pakistan.