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.

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