Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka City

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At Bangladesh National Museum, see artifacts dating from prehistoric to present times. Start with a history lesson at the entrance hall, then head into the rooms, each of which displays and tells a different story. The first room displays a large map of Bangladesh and its 64 districts, while the rest of the museum displays artifacts and items devoted to archaeology, classical and contemporary art, history, natural history, ethnography, and world civilization. Take a look at one of the country's largest collections of arms and armor, and learn about the Bangladesh Liberation War. In addition, the museum has a rich collection of woodwork, metalwork, and embroidered quilts. Using our international travel planner, Dhaka City attractions like Bangladesh National Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Bangladesh National Museum is big and rich museum. The museum building is 4 storied. Every floor has different taste. One floor is demonstrated Bangladeshi culture, living-style of people here, availa...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    if, like me, you know little or nothing about the history of Bangladesh, this is a real treat; it is quite dilapidated in places and it doesn't have any of the hi-tech, bells-and-whistles gimmicks of ...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    The visit was unplanned. However, ancient crafts at the bottom floor is good. Sunderban, the whale fish & traditional bangladesh culture is very evident  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    There are few things that made me happy: 1. Rest room 2. Drinking water 3. Brest feeding room 4. Nice washroom for man and woman. Warning: Do not take photo inside there.
  • June 14, 2017
    Located in a very convenient place though traffic jam is always unbearable here. This building is of amazing architectural design. You must visit here for having a deep knowledge about Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Keep it in mind, one day will not enough to complete the whole collection..📢
  • July 9, 2017
    I remember my childhood memories... I along with my parents visited this place many times. Anyone can get the idea of our national culture and heritage.
  • June 18, 2017
    Love this place.. I still like to go there with friends or family.. Good place to pass a relaxing afternoon
  • July 11, 2017
    Lovely place. You know about country history Culture customs eithcs economy. Also know about the minority hilly tribal people

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