Bengladesh National Museum

    Opened in 1913, the Bengladesh National Museum serves to document the region's people and history. The collections are divided into four different departments: the Department of Ethnography and Decorative Art, the Department of History and Classical Art, the Department of Natural History, and the Department of Contemporary Art and World Civilization.

    In the Department of Ethnography and Decorative Art are folk arts and crafts including musical instruments, boats and pottery that display traditional designs and motifs of Bengladesh. The Department of History and Classical Art is the largest of the museum's departments, and includes over 65,000 objects. These range from coins to statues to plaques from all era's of Bengladesh's history. The Department of Natural History displays Bengladesh's native species of flora and fauna, and the Department of Contemporary Art and World Civilization houses more modern Bengladeshi artwork, as well as art from around the world.

    The museum is open Saturday through Wednesday, from 10:30am to 4:30pm. From October through March, the museum is also open Friday from 3:30pm to 7:30 pm. The museum is closed for public holidays.