Museums in Bangladesh
1. National Museum, Shahbag, Dhaka
2. Varendra Research Museum
3. Bangabandhu Memorial
4. Mukti Juddha Museum
5. Ahsan Manzil Museum
6. Folk Art Museum
7. Archaeological Museums
8. Court Building Museum
9. Osmani Museum
10. Meherpur Memorial
Established as Dhaka National Museum in 1913. 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 Contemporary Art and world Civilization.
The Dhaka National Museum has a rich and large number of interesting collection of old coins, books on art, metal images, ivory and silver filigree works, textiles including the world famous muslin fabric, embroidered quite (Nakshi Kantha), arms and ammunitions of the big one warriors, varieties of fine handicrafts and models of the village and town life, contemporary painting and sculptures. And also collection including sculptures and painting of the Buddhist and Muslim periods. Above all , the valuable articles of the heroic liberation war of Bangladesh are also there.
Varendra Research Museum;
Varendra Research Museum Situated at Rajshahi, this museum has a rich collection of objects of Mohenjodaro and also of 16th to 19th century A.D. this is devoted to the study of ancient history and culture.
Its rich collections contains interesting objects of past hindu, Buddist and muslim heritage. It is located at the heart of Rajshahi town and maintained by Rajshahi University authority.
Mukti Juddha Museum:
Mukti Juddha Museum is situated at Segun Bagicha of the Dhaka City . Mukti Juddha Museum contains rare collection photographs of Liberation war and items used by the freedom fighters.