Retaining the history and heritage of Karachi, The Dawood Foundation restored and renovated a 1930’s house (Ghar in Urdu). TDF Ghar is open to public with an aim to promote informal learning spaces in Karachi. It is a platform where people from all ethnicities can come together to share their culture.

TDF Ghar is a tribute to this city. With a view of the Mazar-e-Quaid and original hand-crafted tiles, Hajiani Hanifa Bai’s 1930s home is an enchanting sanctuary in the heart of old Karachi’s Jamshed Quarters. The home retains its heritage features, but has been transformed into a public space, to re-live the true spirit of residents of this old cosmopolitan city.

Shahab Ghani & Associates volunteered to assist TDF in restoring TDF Ghar as part of their contribution to the city.

TDF Ghar is based on a self-sustainability business model. The revenue generated through rentals and tickets is re-invested in the upkeep and development of the Ghar.

  • Perpetuate peace and harmony. Encourage people to be more tolerant and accepting of the rights of other communities, religions and ethnicities.
  • Remind people of Karachi as it was once before.
  • Provide an all-inclusive platform where people can come together to share their culture, thoughts, ideals and values.
  • Connect visitors with the rich and vibrant history of the city.
  • Provide an opportunity for visitors to reconnect with Quaid-e-Azam and his secular ideas of Pakistan, through the spectacular view of the Mazar from the rooftop of the Ghar.
  • Offering a different perspective of the past as well as providing an alternative explanation of history.
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Contact Number: 03018447051

The Living Room:

Restored with original fixtures, ‘The Living Room’ is a fine museum that will captivate the visitors with its enthralling antique pieces and furniture.


Training Room:

Training Room offers a sound system and projector ideal for private meetings, small off-sites, interviews, workshops and presentations.


Numaish Halls

Three Numaish Halls on the upper floor of TDF Ghar act as empty multi-purpose spaces for exhibitions, film screenings, large meetings, workshops, and talks.


Mazar-e-Quaid View Rooftop:

With the spectacular view of Mazar-e-Quaid, the rooftop designed with handmade ancient Jamsheed Nusserwanji tiles is worth your trip to TDF Ghar.


Sehan Café

On the veranda of TDF Ghar’s back-side is a small café named Sehan Café. It harnesses the Irani café culture that Karachi had been famous for, with bentwood chairs.


Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 12 am
Monday closed


Entry Ticket: Rs 100
For Reservation, please call: 03018447051