125 Year Old Lahore Market to Become Handicrafts Museum

via jang.com.pk

The site chosen for the purpose is the 125-year old Tollington Market on The Mall in Lahore, which has seen many ups and downs in its life. Till recently, and for as long as one remembers, it was a fruit, fish, and vegetable market, but then the Punjab Government decided to restore its original function to it – that of a museum. The building was constructed in the 1880s to showcase the Punjab exhibition, which was organized at that time by the British rulers to shed light on the various facets of the province’s agriculture, industry and commerce.