Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop is the oldest and largest puppet company in Pakistan. In 1992 Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop organized a temporary puppet exhibition as part of the celebrations for the first International Puppet Festival This exhibition turned out to be an unprecedented success and helped Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop conceive the idea of a puppet museum.
Years of hard work turned this dream into reality. The wholehearted response from the audiences and participants convinced Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop of the viability of this project. All these efforts finally culminated in the establishment of the Museum of Puppetry.
The four storey custom designed Museum building comprises of a large display area of 25,000 square feet. The permanent collection is housed on the first floor comprising of international and Pakistani puppets representing the art, culture and ideas of 40-countries. The second floor contains a collection of 200-puppets of Folk heritage of Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop. New additions have also been made on the second floor with puppets from 8-countries. We have reserved the third floor for international exchange and special exhibitions. Prestigious collections from all over the world along with their curators are invited to be displayed.