Established in 1913, the national museum was – shifted to the present four storied building at Shahbag in 1983, the museum has forty galleries under four departments, namely: National History, History and cultural art, Ethnography and Decorative art and Contemporary art and Civilization.
The museum contains a large number of interesting collections including ancient stone and metal sculptures and statues, old coins, metal images, books on art, ivory and silver filigree works, textiles including the world famous fabric muslin, embroidered quilt (Nakshi kantha), arms and ammunitions of the bygone warriors, varieties of fine handicrafts and models of village and town life, contemporary paintings and sculptures. The gallery has a section devoted exclusively to our heroic liberation war.
Saturday – Wednesday, 10:00 am – 7:00pm and Friday 3.00 p.m – 8.00 p.m. and closed on Thursday
Entrance Fee : 10.00