Liberation War Museum
The Liberation War Museum is the place that reminds the memory of the Liberation War of Bangladesh. At present it is situated in the Agargaon area of the capital city Dhaka. It was first established in Segunbagicha in 1996. At that time it was located in the middle of the Shilpakala Academy and Press Club. But recently it has been shifted to Agargaon in its building.
In the museum, there are collections of various things from ancient civilization to the liberation of Bangladesh. The collections are displayed in four galleries in such a way that can remind people of the histories from ancient civilization to the liberation war. In the first gallery, there are collections of archaeological remains from the ancient civilization of Bengal.
In the second gallery, there are collections from January 01, 1971, to April 30, 1971. Such as - the 7th March speech of Bangabandhu in 1971 and the interim government formation on April 17 at Baidyanathatala in Meherpur. There is also a special exhibition of sound and light projection in this gallery. Images of Pakistani forces’ barbaric massacre of Bengalis on March 25 also appear in this gallery. Besides, there are images of genocide in the whole country.
The third gallery contains all the memories from May 01 to December 16 during the war period. Memories of victory in the Liberation are in the fourth gallery.
In the museum, there is a great chance to learn about the history and culture of Bangladesh. That’s why every day many students and other people come to visit the museum.
The entry fee of the museum is 20 taka. Except for Sundays, the museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm for visitors.
Besides this museum, there are eighteen more museums listed in Dhaka. There's also thirty-seven attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Liberation War Museum on the map above. If you need any other information on Liberation War Museum that is not listed here, please call 02-9142781 or visit their website.
Weekdays (Winter): 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Citizens of SAARC Countries: ৳ 20.00
Other Foreign Citizens: ৳ 100.00
(No entry fee for disabled persons and children bellow three years.)
Tips for Visitors
Here are some tips for visitors visiting the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh:
Plan your visit in advance. The museum is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is recommended to visit the museum during the week, as it can be crowded on weekends.
Dress modestly. The museum is a place of worship, so it is important to dress modestly. This means covering your shoulders and knees.
Be respectful. The museum is a place of remembrance, so it is important to be respectful of the exhibits and the people who are visiting.
Take your time. There is a lot to see at the museum, so take your time and don't rush through it.
Ask questions. If you have any questions about the exhibits, don't hesitate to ask a museum staff member.
Take a break. If you start to feel overwhelmed, take a break and come back later.
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Following is a list of other museums found within few kilometers of Liberation War Museum. You may also view all museums in Dhaka, Dhaka Division.
Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh,
National Museum of Science & Technology,
Bangladesh Air Force Museum,
Bangladesh Military Museum,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre,
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts,