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Bangladesh National Museum

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Address: Shahbag, Dhaka City 1000, Bangladesh
Phone Number:
+880 2-8619396
10:30 - 17:30
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Fri 15:30 - 19:30
Sat - Wed 10:30 - 17:30

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National museum for all

National museum is a place of country where the total image of a country reflects. All should visit national museum once. Dhaka national museum is quite reach.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

National museum is a place of country where the total image of a country reflects. All should visit national museum once. Dhaka national museum is quite reach.

Thank Bikash3150
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of the museum is moderate. However, if you want to understand and know the history of Bangladesh, you will hardly find any better place than this. Don't forget to visit the section of liberation/war, that one is mindblowing!

Thank fuadomar
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are English speaking tourists and visited in midweek. 3 floors of exhibits: 1st floor dealt with the geography and ecology of Bangladesh. 2nd floor was dedicated to the struggle for liberation. The 3rd floor had a selection of world art. Best bit: exhibits and photographs chronicling the fight for the independence of Bangladesh, although beware that some of these... More 

Thank simbelina
Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

It's got some of everything. So skip the sorts of things that don't interest you. Some halls are really great. Some are not so great. I especially appreciated the history of independence - very moving.

Thank Ripwalk
Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Interesting in places, particularly recent history and some of the many sculptures and items recovered from historic sites. Let down by trying to cover everything, including bird life, sea life, etc, which were a collection of poorly taxidermied creatures.

Thank Simon P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The entrance door is very detail designed and the architecture of the building is amazing. Bangladesh National Museum is huge and arranged in different sections. Wonderful historical place which represents our culture, heritage, ancestors and history. It will be tough to cover all of the halls in little time, so plan ahead with sufficient time in hand. Well organised museum... More 

Thank Rubaiyat E S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Bangladesh national museum famous building in Dhaka city beautiful designing busy place area............ 🏢🏠🏣

Thank Momota47
Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a place where if anyone wants to know about the Bangladesh culture and history can visit. Every single detail is stored in this place from which you can have a 360 view over Bangladesh.

Thank rohannihan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A national museum is a like mirror of the nation, should reflect all- past and present, culture and tradition, flower and fauna, birds and animals, land and river, custom and cloth, its history and legend, heroes and philosophers-Bangladesh National Museum touches all. A must visit for all tourist.

Thank Shahid L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The Dhaka National Museum, located in Shahbag and just opposite to PG Hospital, is impressive. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Dhaka City. The museum was established in 1913. After independence of Bangladesh, Dhaka museum got the status as the national museum. There are displays of various dynasties of rulers e.g. the Pal, Shen, Baro (12) Bhuyians,... More 

Thank Alamgirfarhad

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