Mukti Juddha Museum in Bangladesh : In the museum inaugurated on March 22, 1996, more than ten thousand patterns are displayed or stored in the archives. At present, the construction of this museum’s own building at Agargaon in Dhaka is in the final stages. The museum’s low-rise galleries have been arranged from the ancient history of Bangladesh to the events of anti-English movement in undivided Bengal. Besides, most of the divisions of the museum hold the glorious history of Bangladesh’s freedom struggle.
In the long nine months of March 25, 1971, the barbarous Pakistani forces committed the worst genocide in the history of the liberation of the people of East Pakistan. After the nine-month armed struggle, on 16th December, 1971, Bangladesh emerged as a secular democratic country, in exchange of blood of one sea. Liberation War Museum was established in 1996 to make the country’s untiring armed resistance and struggle of earning democracy and autonomy.
Along with the events of unknown courage and commitment, this museum has no mention of insurrection, victory, bravery, and unhappy bitterness. A board of trustee is managing this museum in the overall support of the people of all walks of life. At present, this museum has become a reliable institution of national and international research in the history of the emergence of Bangladesh.
At present there are about 14000 collections of the liberation war museum. Among them are: rare photographs, papers, news of the liberation war published in the country’s foreign newspapers, freedom fighters and various items and weapons used by the martyrs of the war of liberation. In 1999, with the help of the Bangladesh Army, the Liberation War Museum dug two deadly areas of Dhaka and discovered from there the remains of martyrs of the massacre and the various materials used. The museum has made the history of the Liberation War alive through the exhibition of these remains and the materials used. However, only 1300 collections are displayed due to lack of space in rented buildings. However, very soon the liberation war museum is going to start its operations in a bigger range than its own building built in Agargaon of Dhaka.
The liberation war museum has been trying to highlight the history of the war of liberation through special events in front of the new generation by incorporating contemporary social and human rights events. Apart from members of the American Association of Museums of Liberation War Museum, the founder member of the International Coalition of Historic Site Museum of Conservation.
Visitors who visit this museum can understand how much freedom of democracy, secularism, and nationalism in this country has been brought into the constitution by giving up the constitution. It is trying to establish a living museum through different exhibitions and events so that the visitors coming here can create awareness of the society regarding the creation of national unity as well as human rights violations.
How to go
This museum is located in Shahbag’s Segunbagicha, Dhaka, from anywhere in Dhaka, come to Shahbag at local or counter service bus. Rickshaw from there to the museum.
How to reach: Dhaka City
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Access: Rs 5
Opening time: 10 o’clock
Closed time: 6pm (summer)
Closed day: Sunday