Sethi House Museum, Peshawar

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The Sethi's of Peshawar are known to have migrated from Bhera situated on the left bank of river Jehlum at the time when the Sikhs established their rule in Punjab. They first settled at Chamkani, a small village across the river Bara, and then after a while shifted to Peshawar. The Sethis were not only rich but also great philanthropists. They are known to have completed several works of public utility such as the construction of mosques and bridges. Their houses show delicate wood carvings set in a typical oriental style of architecture. They present the best modal of The house of an early 20th century rich man.

the house was purchased by the Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2006. The area of this house is 33 Marlas.

The house was built by Karim Baksh Sethi in 1884. It is highly embellished building in a typical oriental style of the domestic architecture , presenting highly carved wooden doors, windows, decorated and painted ceiling and elaborated system of light penetration and air movement.
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  • Sethi Muhallah is an old 19th century establishment with absolutely stunning architecture. I visited “Sethi House” which is one of the 12 houses originally constructed within the area. The Sethi...  more »
  • i have been to this place more than 40 times and always love it.its a must see building if you are interested in history or culture.its beautiful example of Peshori culture  more »
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  • Peshawar is so rich on history and so steeped in a narrative of loss. This building is no less reminiscent. It holds is much beauty and history. It was built by a migrant Russian family in the 1700s and is pretty well preserved.
  • It was an amazing experience. It takes you back into the history and the architecture of that era and beside that it's one of a really good places for shoots too.

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