Museums Bangladesh

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National Museum
Established as Dhaka Museum in 1913 A>D> It has been renamed as the National Museum and was shifted to its new building at Shahbag in 1983. It is a four storied building and has forty galleries under four departments, namely, (1) Natural History (2) History and classical Art, (3) Ethnography and Decorative art and (4) Contemporary Art and Worlds Civilization.

Ethnological Museum
The Ethnological Museum at Chittagong stands as a milestone in our national progress. It is a place where ample facilities have been provided to carry out ethnological research. This museum is recognized as one of the best-specialized museums in Southeast Asia. It houses objects of 12 different tribes of Bangladesh and also of many tribes of Australia, India and Pakistan.

Archaeological Museums
Every place of archaeological importance houses a small archeological museum i.e. at Lalbagh Fort, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur and Mainamati.

Varendra Museum
Situated at Rajshahi. This museum has a rich collection of objects of Mohenjodaro and also of 16th to l9th century AD. This is devoted to the study of ancient history and culture. Its rich collections contain interesting objects of past Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim heritage. It is located at the heart of Rajshahi town and maintained by Rajshahi University authority. The year of its formal establishment is 1910.

Ahsan Manzil Museum
On the bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka the pink majestic Ahsan Manzil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently. It is an example of the nations r cultural heritage. It was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka. Today's renovated Ahsan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has 31 rooms with a huge dome atop which can be seen from miles around. It now has 23 galleries displaying portraits, furniture and household articles and utensils used by the Nawab.

Liberation War Museu
The Liberation War Museum is a museum in Segunbagicha, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The museum opened on 22 March 1996, and is dedicated to the sacrifices of Bangladesh's soldiers and civilians in the Bangladesh Liberation War. More than 10,000 collectibles and exhibits are displayed in the museum or stored in its archives.

Osmany Museum
Osmany Museum was established in 1987 in the Sylhet City situated at the northeastern part of Bangladesh. The museum was founded after the name of General Ataul Gani Osmany.

Philatelic Museum
Philatelic Museum is a philately museum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tajhat is a historical place of Bangladesh, located near Lalbagh, Rangpur. It has a nice Jamidarbari (Palace) which in 2005 was turned into a museum. This museum is about 10 mins drive from Rangpur town, near Lalbagh.


Tajhat Palace
Tajhat Palace is a historic palace of Bangladesh, located in Tajhat, Rangpur. This palace now has been turned into a museum. Tajhat Palace is situated three km. south-east of the city of Rangpur, on the outskirts of town

Jiras Art Gallery
Jiras Art Gallery was the fifth art gallery established in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after Dhaka Art College Gallery, Gallery East Pakistan Arts Council Gallery (now Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Art Gallery), Art Ensemble (at Dhanmondi) and Desh Gallery (at Indira Road).

Folk Art Museum
The Folk Art Museum was established in 1975 to fulfil the dream of the celebrated painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. The museum has a very rich collection of folk objects of different materials and forms of aesthetic and utilitarian values. These undoubtedly reflect the sentiments, impulse, temperament, moods, idiosyncrasy, skill and expertise of the artists and artisans. It is a national institution, which represents traditional art heritage of Bangladesh, exhibiting objects of exceptional design and skill.

Zia memorial Museum
Previously it was known as Circuit house where the former President of Bangladesh Zia-ur Rahman and one of the architects of the liberation war was killed by a group of disgruntled army personnel. To the memory of Zia, the Circuit house was declared as Zia Memorial museum .In this museum you can see late president Zia-ur Rahman’s daily usage materials.

Court Building Museum
Situated on the Fairy Hill, this building commands a panoramic bird's eye view of Chittagong. This had been the scene of intense activity during the independence War in 1971. A museum has been established here.

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

National Museum of Science and Technology
National Museum of Science and Technology established at dhaka in 1966 by a resolution of the ministry of education of the government of Pakistan dated 26 April 1965. It started functioning in September 1966 at the Dhaka Public Library building and the curator of Dhaka Museum was its first officer in charge.