Lahore Museum

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The Lahore Museum (Punjabi: لہور میوزیم; Urdu: عجائب گھر لاہور; "Lahore Wonder House") is a museum located in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded in 1865 at a smaller location and opened in 1894[1] at its current location on The Mall in Lahore during the British colonial period, Lahore Museum is Pakistan's largest museum, as well as one of its most visited ones.[2][3][4]

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Lahore Museum
عجائب گھر لاہور
View of entrance to the Lahore Museum
Entrance to the museum
Lahore Museum is located in Lahore
Lahore Museum
Location within Lahore
Former name
Central Museum
Established1865, moved to present site in 1894
LocationThe Mall, Lahore, Pakistan
Coordinates31.568226°N 74.308174°E / 31.568226; 74.308174
TypeArchaeology, art, heritage, modern history, religious
Collection size58,000
Visitors227,994 (2018)
DirectorNo one
CuratorNaushaba Anjum
Public transit accessCivil Secretariat, Lahore Metrobus
WebsiteOfficial website

The museum houses an extensive collection of Buddhist art from the ancient Indo-Greek and Gandhara kingdoms. It also has collections from the Mughal Empire, Sikh Empire and the British Empire in India.[5]

The Lahore Museum, along with the Zamzama Gun located directly in front of the building, is the setting of the opening scene in the novel Kim by Rudyard Kipling,[6][7] whose father, John Lockwood Kipling, was one of the museum's earliest curators.[8]