Zia Memorial Museum
The Zia Memorial Museum is a museum located in the Chittagong city. It is currently being used to preserve the memories of former President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman. Previously it was used as a Chittagong Circuit House. In 1913, the then British government built it.
In May, 1981, the then President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman resided at Chittagong Circuit House during his Chittagong visit. He was killed on May 30th in a military coup. On June 3 of that year a government proposal was adopted to convert the circuit house into a museum. Accordingly, it was inaugurated on September 6, 1993. Some of the personal belongings of Ziaur Rahman is still kept there. It is formally known as President Bir Uttam Ziaur Rahman Memorial Museum. There are some samples of one of the biggest killings in the history of Bangladesh.
The Zia Memorial Museum has more than one thousand physical features in 17 galleries. The number one gallery contains Ziaur Rahman's role in the period before the liberation war. In the second gallery, there are many specimens about liberation war. There are a number of different materials including radio broadcasting memories on behalf of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from the radio station of Kalurghat.
Various activities based on Liberation War have been enhanced in the third gallery. There are the portraits of prominent sector commanders and Bir Shreshtha awardees during the liberation war. Gallery 5 has an image of setting a post office in Roumari in Kurigram district by Ziaur Rahman. Gallery Six describes the life stories of Ziaur Rahman. His military uniform, bags, hats and various items are available there.
In Gallery Sixteen, The carpet kept on the floor beside the bed and the scent of the stain and bullet is still shining on the way out of the room. Ziaur Rahman accepted martyrdom by the series of bullets in this room. That has been displayed here in this gallery. Thus, in all other galleries are full of the memories of the activities and life histories of the then President of Bangladesh Ziaur Rahman.
Besides this museum, there are three more museums listed in Chittagong. There's also thirty attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Zia Memorial Museum on the map bellow.
Saturday to Wednesday: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October to March (Winter)
Saturday to Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday to Wednesday: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Citizens of SAARC Countries: ৳ 20.00
Other Foreign Citizens: ৳ 75.00
(No entry fee for disabled persons and children bellow three years.)
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Following is a list of other museums found within few kilometers of Zia Memorial Museum. You may also view all museums in Chittagong, Chittagong Division.
Bangladesh Railway Museum,
Bangladesh Maritime Museum,