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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  • It's the place where you can learn history of Bangladesh. How it won victory. Nice building, well display, proper lighted. Bathroom facilty is not adequate.  more »
  • This small museum tells the story of this brave nation as it fought for its freedom. It is well documented, in a very detailed way, with original items, photos, and newspapers. Mostly, read, see, and ...  more »
  • Dedicated to the Liberation War of our country... Bangladesh. Every citizen of BD must visit this Museum to know the history of our freedom from Pakistan.  more »
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  • Extremely educational and inspirational area. The building itself is beautiful with its modern architectural design. But the main attraction are it's galleries. Before I went in I expected an biased and party affiliated muesuem but this was not the case. It provided actual facts, figures, and stories in a very realistic fashion. The artifacts, photography and writing were all very well selected and interesting. Visiting here gave me a sense of the struggle Bangladesh has went through and inspired me to learn more about the liberation war (p.s they have a book store on the ground floor if your want to learn more).
  • An exquisite museum full of information about our liberation war. One of the best showcase of information and useful resources. One can get an elite experience through a visit to this museum. Indeed it is a beautiful place to gather knowledge about our liberation war and it's causes.
  • I visited this museum once in 2012 and kept the memory inflamed till now. They were trying to build a great one by charity. I hope they succeeded and wish them all for such a great endeavour.
  • This is the museum on our liberation war which is well known as mukti juddha. Mukti juddha museum situated at Segun Bagicha of the city the museum contains rare photographs of liberation war and items used by the freedom fighters during the period. It’s open 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed.
  • 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.
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