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Ahsan Manzil Museum

On the bank of the river Buriganga in Dhaka the pink majestic Ahsan Manzil has been renovated and turned into a museum recently.  It is an example of the nations r cultural heritage. It was the home of the Nawab of Dhaka and a Silent

 

 

 

[spectator to many events.  Today's renovated Ahsan Manzil is a monument of immense historical beauty. It has 31 rooms with a huge dome atop which can be seen from miles around.  It now has 23 galleries displaying portraits, furniture and household articles and utensils used by the Nawab.

 

 

 

National Museum

Established as Dhaka Museum in 1913 A>D> It has been renamed as the National Museum and was shifted to its new building at Shahbag in 1983.


 

 

 It is a four storied building and has forty galleries under four departments, namely, (1) Natural History (2) History and classical Art, (3) Ethnography and Decorative art and (4) Contemporary Art and Worlds Civilization. The museum contains large number of interesting collection including sculptures and paintings of the Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim periods. It also has rich collection of old coins, metal images, books on art, ivory and silver filigree works, textiles including the world famous muslin fabric, embroidered quilt (Nakshi Kantha), arms and ammunitions of the bygone warriors, varieties of fine handicrafts and models of the village and town life, Contemporary paintings and sculptures. Above all, the valuable articles of the heroic liberation war of Bangladesh are also there. Open: Saturday-Wednesday, 10.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. Thursday: Closed. Entrance Fee: Taka. 5.00. Phone: 880-2-8619397-99.