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Bangladesh National Museum is one of the largest museums in South Asia. It was established on 20 March 1913 as Dhaka Museum and formally opened on 7 August 1913. On 20 September 1983 the name “Dhaka Museum” was changed to “National Museum” through the Bangladesh Jatiya Jadughar Ordinance, 1983. The architect of the Bangladesh National Museum is Mostafa Kamal. Dr. Enamul Haque was the first Director General of National Museum of Bangladesh.

It is now a house of four-storied building situated in the heart of Shahbag, Dhaka. Bangladesh National Museum has splendid collection of all the historical, classical, archaeological, and traditional items such as Liberation War and the Language Movement items, cultural and natural heritage of Bangladesh, stone, metal and wooden sculptures, decorative art, metalwork, flora and fauna, contemporary artists’ works, arms and armor, gold, silver and copper coins, audio-visual documentaries, products of intellectual activities, pictures of artists, politicians, scientists etc. The Museum also preserves all the essential objects for present and future generations.

Bangladesh National Museum has a number of Branch Museums such as Ahsan Manzil Museum, Dhaka (opened in 1992), Zia memorial museum, Chittagong (1993), Osmany Museum, Sylhet (1987), and Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala, Mymensingh (1975).

Contact Info:

Bangladesh National Museum
Shahbagh Road, Dhaka
Phone: +88-02-8619396-9, +88-02-8619400
Fax: +88-02-8615585


Published Date: 01/08/2014

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