The Lahore Museum (Punjabi: لاہور میوزیم; Urdu: عجائب گھر لاہور; “Lahore Wonder House”), is a museum located on the historic Mall Road. Founded in 1865 at a smaller location and opened in 1894 at its current location during the British colonial period, Lahore Museum is now one of Pakistan’s most visited and highly regarded museums. The museum, along with the Zamzama Gun located directly in front of the building, were made famous in the celebrated novel Kim, written by Rudyard Kipling - whose father Lockwood Kipling was one of the museum’s earliest curators. The museum is renowned for its 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, as well as an important collection of modern art.