Bangladesh National Museum

Dhaka - 1000

Type: Museum
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Bangladesh National Museum, located at Shahbagh in Dhaka, has very noticeable architectural design of its four storied building. The area of this building is 20 thousand square meters, which hosts more than 83 thousand artifacts in 46 galleries. It is the largest museum not only in Bangladesh but also in South Asian countries. The first floor of the museum is seemed to be a small version of the whole Bangladesh. Starting with the map of Bangladesh, you will see more sculptures of trees, animals, Sundarbans, lifestyle of the tribes, minerals, sculptures, coins and various items of the ancient period.

On the second floor of the building you will see the evolution of civilization and history of Bangladesh. This floor is decorated with various traditions of various kinds of weapons, musical instruments, porcelain handicrafts, cottage industries, manuscripts, contemporary art and Bangladesh.

Apart from this, the third floor of the building has many paintings and world-class portraits of various celebrities of the world.

To get knowledge about Bangladesh, The museum may be a suitable place. The national museum in Bangladesh has a library that has an estimated 30 to 40 thousand books. This library has also been playing a special role in research. Apart from this, there is a Museum Auditorium, which is used for various workshops, seminars or meetings.

Usually the National Museum is open from 12:30 am to 4:30 pm every day except for Thursday, and on Friday 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm for visitors.

Ticket price: It is 5 taka for children and 10 taka for adults. But Foreign visitors cost 75 BDT. National Day, such as - Pahela Baishakh, March 26th and February 21st, children and students have free access.

Besides this museum, there are nineteen more museums listed in Dhaka. There's also thirty-five attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Bangladesh National Museum on the map bellow. If you need any other information on Bangladesh National Museum that is not listed here, please call +880-2-58614842.

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Opening Hours April to September (Summer)
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
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Entry Fees Bangladeshi Citizens: ৳ 20.00
Citizens of SAARC Countries: ৳ 20.00
Other Foreign Citizens: ৳ 100.00

(No entry fee for disabled persons and children bellow three years.)

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    on 25/07/2017
    Bangladesh National Museum

    This is the biggest museum I have visited so far in Bangladesh. It has a huge collection of artifacts. However, I visited the museum when I was a kid. A good place to learn about the history and heritage of Bangladesh and the sub continent.

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