Liberation War Museum, Dhaka City

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Walk through the six galleries of Liberation War Museum, and learn about Bangladesh's past in order to understand its present. Inaugurated in 1996 and housed in a colonial-era building, the museum covers various struggles in Bangladesh's history through displays of military weapons, model buildings, portraits, and even human remains. It narrates the people's struggle to identify as a nation under the British regime, as well as the country's efforts toward democracy and political and economic freedom. The most in-depth coverage goes to the nine-month War of Liberation in 1971. Take a look at our Dhaka City trip site to schedule your visit to Liberation War Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Like other museums, it portrays the info and photographs of 1971 war with Pakistan. Nice place to learn the history of Bangladesh creation.  more »
  • People know about the war in this place and they lear some from there about war in 1971 with Pakisatan when the Bangladesh get fredoom  more »
  • It's a very well organized museum with wunderfull photos and information boards also in english. It's not too much and not to less about everything. I learned a lot. There are four galleries which dis...  more »
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  • The Liberation war museum (LWM) was established in 1996, to Honor the Bangladeshi people’s heroic struggle for democracy and national rights through the armed resistance against the Pakistan Army; after it had unleashed one of the worst genocides in history upon the people of then East Pakistan in the middle of night, 25 March 1971. The nine months long war led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh as a secular democratic state in December 1971. The museum bring to view the untold stories of courage and determination, victory and defiance, heroics and heartbreaks. It is run by a Board of Trustees with overwhelming support of all sections of people and is the outcome of citizen’s effort at all levels. It is now recognized-nationally and internationally, as a reliable and credible institution protecting the history of the emergence of Bangladesh. Currently the Museum’s collection boasts about 14000 objects that include rare photograph, documents, media coverage and materials used by freedom fighters and martyrs of the Liberation War. In 1999, the museum, with the assistance of Bangladesh Army, excavated two killing fields in Dhaka suburb and these human remains of 1971 genocide added a more real dimension to the displays in the museum. Due to space constraints in the rented premises, the museum can exhibit about 1300 objects. A plan to build to proper museum on its own land is on the cards and the museum should be housed in its own premises by 2014. Liberation War Museum is outcome of citizen’s effort and is run by a Board of Trustee. It is now recognized, nationally and internationally, as credible institution on history of Bangladesh independence. The museum through its special programmes endeavors to link history of liberation war with contemporary pressing social and human right issues. LWM is founder member of International Coalition of Historic Site Museum of Conscience and institutional member of American Association of Museums. Visitors of the museum realize how through popular struggle and human sacrifices fundamental principles of democracy, secularism and nationalism of Bangladesh constitution (1972) evolved. Attempts have been taken through displays and regular programmes to create a living museum where visitor/participants can draw contemporary relevance for building national unity and a tolerant society against human rights abuses.
  • The old war museum was opened on 22 March 1996 at 5 Segunbagicha, Dhaka in a two-storied old-style building, and had more than 21,000 artifacts and exhibits on display in the museum or stored in its archives. The Liberation War Museum was shifted on 16 April 2017 at Agargaon from the Segunbagicha area. The new building has the following features: Regular gallery space for displays: 3,500 sqm.
  • Liberation war museum (LWM) was established in 1996, to Honor the Bangladeshi people’s heroic struggle for democracy and national rights through the armed resistance against the Pakistan Army; after it had unleashed one of the worst genocides in history upon the people of then East Pakistan in the middle of night, 25 March 1971. The nine months long war led to the emergence of independent Bangladesh as a secular democratic state in December 1971. The museum bring to view the untold stories of courage and determination, victory and defiance, heroics and heartbreaks. It is run by a Board of Trustees with overwhelming support of all sections of people and is the outcome of citizen’s effort at all levels. It is now recognized-nationally and internationally, as a reliable and credible institution protecting the history of the emergence of Bangladesh. It is located at Segun Bagicha, Shahbagh and From any part of Dhaka city you can reach here by local bus services. You can take a rickshaw from Shahbag to reach the Museum.
  • Place is very important and you will gain the knowledge of freedom movement of Bangladesh. I am from Kolkata (Mominpur)
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