31 March, 2012

National Museum

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, namely, (1) Natural History (2) History and Classical Art, (3) Ethnography and Decorative Art and (4) Contemporary Art and World civilization.
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 old 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. – 5.00p.m. and Friday 3.00 p.m.-8p.m.
Closed: Thursday
Entrance Fee: 10 .00 taka
Phone: (880-2) 869397.

Folk Art Museum

The folk art museum was established in 1975 to fulfill 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, idiosyncracy, 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. – 5.00p.m.

Closed: Thursday, Friday & Govt. Holidays.

Phone: (880-2) 9716960.

Ethnological Museum

The ethnological museum situate in Chittagong. The museum stands as a milestone in our national progress. It is a place where full facilities have been establish to carry out ethnological research. This museum is recognized as one of the best specialized museum in south –East 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 archaeological museum i.e at Lalbag Fort, Mahasthangarh, Paharpur and Mainamati.