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“Museum needs renovation but good exhibits/info” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bangladesh National Museum

Bangladesh National Museum
Shahbag, Dhaka City 1000, Bangladesh
880-2-8619396
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Ranked #20 of 24 Attractions in Dhaka City
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Museum needs renovation but good exhibits/info”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Worth visiting. Lots of good information and exhibits, even if the museum itself needs a good renovation.

Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Khulna City, Bangladesh
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A good place to take your children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The museum is some how good. Things are maintained well. The liberation war gallery has many rare pictures.

Visited January 2013
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is in Sahabag near Birdem hospital. The place is pleasant. Lots of ancient made things are shown there, Ivory made mat, Gold thread cloth, gold coin,various weapon for war, big wooden bed, numerous statue of ancient time are view in here.

Visited August 2012
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“National Museum: It is one of the main tourist attractions of Dhaka City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is one of the main tourist attractions of Dhaka City. Dhaka Museum established in1913, patronized by Governor Lord Carmichael. In 1914 Nolini Kanto votto shali joined as a curator of Dhaka Museum. He did a lot to make it rich. That time it was in Phulbaria. After liberation Dhaka museum got the status as the national museum. There are displays from the Pala, Shen, Baro (12) Bhuyians, and Mughal's past. A lot of traditional folk, paintings and handicrafts are available here. There are some displays of our Liberation war. National museum is in Shahbagh. It is open from Friday-Wednesday at10:30AM-5:30 PM(April-September) & 9:30AM -4:30PM(September-March).

Visited June 2013
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Lahore, Pakistan
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Quite Disappointing for a National Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It was quite shocking to see that the National Museum had hardly any sign postage in English. Even the descriptions of the displayed items was in Bangla language. Photography was not allowed still i managed to get few pics with my smart phone. Some items were very interesting but most of them were boring.

Visited December 2012
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