Established as Dhaka Museum in 1913. 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,
1. Natural History
2. History and Classical Art,
3. Ethnography and Decorative
4. Contemporary Art and World
The museum contains a large number of interesting
collection including sculptures and paintings of the
Buddhist and Muslim periods, It also has rich collection
of gold coins, metal images, books on art, ivory and
silver filigree works, textiles including the world
famous muslin fabric, embroidered quilt (Nakshi Kantha),
arms and ammunitions of the bygone warriors, varieties
of fine handicrafts and models of the village and
town life, contemporary paintings and sculptures.
Above all, the valuable articles of the heroic liberation
war of Bangladesh are also there.
Open: Saturday - Wednesday,
10.00 a.m.- 7.00 p.m.
Entrance Fee: Ta 2.00, Phone: 8619397.
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.
Open: Saturday - Wednesday,
9.00 a.m - 5.00 p.m.
Closed: Thursday, Friday & Govt. Holidays.
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.
Entrance fee: Adult Ta
1.00 and children 0.50.
Every place of archaeological importance houses a
small archeological museum i.e. at Lalbagh Fort, Mahasthangarh,
Paharpur and Mainamati.
Admission fee to these museums
is: Adult Ta 1.00 and children Ta 0.50
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.
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.
Open: Saturday - Thursday,
10.00 a.m. - 4.00p.m.
Closed: Friday &