Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbag, Dhaka
Bangladesh National Museum the largest museum in Bangladesh. It is located in Shahbag, Dhaka. The beautiful architectural design is very awesome to see from outside. Total building area is Around 20,000 sq. meter and there is 45 gallery with 84000 or above attractions patterns are here. The museum is established on 17 November 1983. It’s also the largest museum in entire South Asia. There is a library inside the museum to gather more knowledge about Bangladesh and around 35000 books over there. Beside this, there is a large auditorium for the seminar, workshop.
Inside the museum:-
After entering the Bangladesh National Museum there is a flag stand with a flag of Bangladesh. Inside the museum is fully decorated with various trees with green grass filed in two sides of the museum. There are two big guns at the entry gate. The security arrangements are very strict here. So don’t think to do anything wrong here. Photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the museum, but tourist can take the photo by taking permission from the museum authority.
There is a portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman in the right side after entering the gate. On the left side, there is a shop named Suveccha Sarok Biponi. Also, there is a gallery named Nilinikanta Bhattashali, an office room, large seminar hall, help desk and others.
In the first floor there is a big map of Bangladesh also there is trees, animals of Sundarbans which look like super realistic, also with the lifestyle of different cultural people in Bangladesh with various statues, lots of expensive stones of different places, various type old coins and ornaments of different times, architectural things and so many things of old heritage.
The second floor there is a large auditorium and great view about all through Bangladeshi culture. Beside this, there are lots of things like weapons, artificial work, dolls, musical instruments, clothes, and wooden heritage and others. There is a waiting room for visitors with good decorations by the biography of so many poets and writers like Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Humayun Ahmed, Jibonananda das and so on.
The third floor there is a large library and most renowned peoples statue also all the history with photos and some videography of Bangladesh liberation war, 1971. Also some of the used weapons of liberation war. There is also the story of Bangladesh Betar beginning. Now this floor renovating with worlds different countries culture.
How to reach there: –
Tourist needs to come Shahbag area from different places around Dhaka and other places of Bangladesh to visit the Bangladesh National Museum. There are so many ways to reach in Shahbag by Bus, Uber, CNG, Rickshaws. The fare of the bus is around 20-40 taka (vary by places), Uber will take around 200-400 BDT by place distances. CNG and rickshaw can also take like 100-250 BDT by places distances. Shahbag is one of the center points in Capital Dhaka, so almost all buses from different places in Dhaka use this Shahbag route.
Visitors have to buy tickets before entering the museum. The ticket counter is in front of the main gate. Tickets price are various categories.
Bangladeshi Citizens: – 20 (Twenty) BDT
SAARC oriented Countries: – 20 (Twenty) BDT
Foreign Citizens: – 100 (One Hundred) BDT
Children are below 12 years old: – 10 (Ten) BDT
Disable people are entry free
Gallery Visiting Hours: –
(October to march)
Saturday to Wednesday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
Regular Weekend is on Thursday and Friday but On Friday it’s open from 2.30pm to 7.30pm. Besides this, all kind of government holidays.
(April to September)
Saturday to Wednesday: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Regular Weekend is on Thursday and Friday but On Friday it’s open from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. Besides this, all the government holidays.