Museums

National Museum

Established in 1913 A.D., the museum was shifted to a new four-storeyed building at Shahabagh in 1983. It has forty galleries featuring four departments: National History, History and Cultural Art, Ethnography and Decorative Art, and Contemporary art and Civilization. It has a rich collection of paintings, old coins, metal images, world famous embroidered quilts (Nakshi kantha) and much more. You can also find valuable articles of the heroic liberation war here.

Open: Saturday-Wednesday, 10.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m. and Friday 3.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m. and closed on Thursday.

Entrance Fee: Tk 10.00 Tel: (880-2) 8619397-99

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was a charismatic leader who organized dissent and rebellion against the British in India, led the Bangalees of East Pakistan in their resistance to the unjust actions of the post-colonial Pakistani government, and finally helped found the independent nation of Bangladesh in 1971. Bangabandhu was assissinated with his beloved family members by a section of misleading armed forces personnel on 15 August 1975. The residence was turned into a museum later in 1997 named as Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

Bangabandhu memorial museum is situated at road no. 32 Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka. It contains rare collection of personal effects and photographs of his lifetime. This three storied building is known as Bangabandhu Bhaban. The museum remains open 10am to 6pm from Thursday to Tuesday, Wednesday closed.

Mukti Juddha Museum

Situated at Segun Bagicha, the museum contains rare photographs of the Liberation War and items used by the freedom fighters during the period. Tel: (880-2)-9559091.

Science Museum

Located at Agargaon, the museum is a modern learning centre related to the latest scientific discoveries.

Folk Art Museum

In 1975, this museum was built to fulfil the dream of the celebrated painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. It has a very rich collection of folk-themed objects of both aesthetic and utilitarian value.

Open: Saturday-Thursday, 9.00a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Tel: (880-2)-9716960.

Court Building Museum

Situated on the Fairy Hill, this building commands a magnificent bird's eye view of Chittagong. This was the scene of intense activity during the liberation war in 1971. A museum has been established here

Ethnological Museum

The ethnological museum in Chittagong stands as a milestone in our national progress. It is a place where ample facilities have been installed to carry out ethnological research. This museum houses objects of 12 different tribes of Bangladesh and also of many tribes of Australia, India and Pakistan. Visitors have to pay a little amount of entrance fee.

Tribal Cultural Museum

The only Tribal Cultural Museum in the Hill Tracts region was established at Rangamati town in 1978 and is run by the Tribal Cultural Institute. It preserves valuable objects and articles of different tribes depicting their socio-economic, cultural and historical traditions. These include typical tribal dresses, ornaments, arms, ammunitions, coins, statues made of gold, bronze and other metals, musical instruments, ivory products, handicrafts and paintings on tribal life, etc.

Varendra Research Museum

Situated at the heart of the city, this museum has a rich collection of objects of Mohenjodaro and also of 16th to 19th century A.D. Its rich collections contain interesting objects of past Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. It is maintained by Rajshahi University Authority.

Mahasthangarh Museum

Mohasthangarh is one of the main attractions in north Bengal. It was the capital of Kingdom of the Mourjo, the Gupta and the Sen Dynasty.

This 3rd century archaeological site is still held to be of great sanctity by the Hindus. Every year (mid-April) and once in every 12 years (December) thousands of Hindu devotees join the bathing ceremony on the bank of river Karatoa.

A visit to Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for you wide variety of antiquities, ranging from terracotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site. Now it is one of the major tourist spots maintained by Bangladesh archeological Department.

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