Bangladesh National Museum

Bangladesh National Museum
Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka Bangladesh

Established over 100 years ago, the Bangladesh National Museum was officially deemed the country’s national museum in 1983. The butter-yellow, air conditioned building is large and its displays extensive, so wear your best walking shoes! If you’ve brought a camera you’ll have to check it at the desk under the stairs.

Well-lit displays are showcased on three floors. The first is dedicated to Bangladeshi culture and nature. Check out the impressive tenth-century serpent doorway carved from blackstone and the humpback whale skeleton – long as the room itself!

Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka Bangladesh

The second floor shows off arts and crafts. Silver filigree models of historical buildings Husaini Dalan and Ahsan Manzil (The Pink Palace) are breathtaking. For many, though, the floor’s biggest highlight is the multimedia documentation of Bangladesh’s Liberation War of 1971.

Finally, the top floor features world civilizations, Western art and the curiously named ‘Chinese, Swiss, Irani and Korean Corner’.



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