Dhaka Museums and Art Galleries Tour, Dhaka

Dhaka boasts great museums and art galleries in which you can learn more about the history and culture of Bangladesh. The impressive art galleries display beautiful and valuable works of the local and international artists. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover what the local museums and art galleries have to offer.
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Dhaka Museums and Art Galleries Tour Map

Guide Name: Dhaka Museums and Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Bangladesh » Dhaka (See other walking tours in Dhaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Author: rose
Liberation War Museum

1) Liberation War Museum (must see)

The Liberation War Museum is a museum in Segunbagicha, Dhaka that commemorates the Bangladesh Liberation War, which led to the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan. It opened on 22 March 1996, and has more than 10,000 artifacts and exhibits on display in the museum or stored in its archives. It is currently being rebuilt.

The galleries on the ground floor begin with covering the early history of Bangladesh and the Indian independence movement against British Raj in Bengal. A major section...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Art Gallery

2) National Art Gallery

The National Art Gallery of Bangladesh was created by the Shilpakala Academy in 2003; in a short period of time it became rather well-known. The gallery is housed in a two-story building with exhibition halls and workshops used for educational purposes. Here students are taught how to clean and preserve pieces of art and more. The gallery displays a vast selection of art works. It features both permanent and temporary...   view more
Institute of Fine Arts

3) Institute of Fine Arts

The Institute of Fine Arts was designed by architect Mazharul Islam and built in 1955. The Institute is placed on the campus of University of Dhaka. It contains eight departments: graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, crafts, print making and others. Other than being an educational institution, the Institute also houses and displays works of art of local as well as international artists, including acclaimed ones, such as Alark Roy, Shahabuddin Ahmed and Zainul...   view more
Bangladesh National Museum

4) Bangladesh National Museum (must see)

The Bangladesh National Museum, originally established on 20 March 1913, albeit under another name, and formally inaugurated on 7 August 1913, was accorded the status of the national museum of Bangladesh on 17 November 1983. It is located Shahbag, Dhaka. The museum is well organized and displays have been housed in several departments like department of ethnography and decorative art, department of history and classical art, department of natural history, and department of contemporary and world...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bangabandhu Memorial Museum

5) Bangabandhu Memorial Museum (must see)

Bangabandhu Memorial Museum is placed inside the former three-story house of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a charismatic leader and Father of the Bangladesh Nation, who helped Bangladesh gain its independence in 1971. Bangabandhu was arrested in his residence on March 25, 1971. Tragically, he and his entire family were assassinated in 1975. The house became a museum in 1997 and now displays a unique collection of Bangabandhu's personal objects and photographs of his lifetime. The...   view more
Drik Gallery

6) Drik Gallery

The Drik Gallery is a private art gallery in Dhaka, established in 1989. The word ‘Drik’ is from Sanskrit and it means ‘vision’ and ‘inner vision.’ The main focus is on paintings, sculptures and photography. The gallery is famous for its elegant layout and interesting exhibitions, which attract many visitors annually. The gallery houses solo exhibitions by such artists as Raghu Rai and Shahidul Alam. It also organizes workshops throughout the year. The Drik Gallery offers media...   view more

Walking Tours in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Create Your Own Walk in Dhaka

Create Your Own Walk in Dhaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dhaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Government District Area Tour in Dhaka

Government District Area Tour in Dhaka

Dhaka's government district area has some attractions worth visiting. The major draw in this area and in all of Dhaka is the Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban complex, which is one of the biggest legislative structures in the world. Here you can also visit Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre, which is one of the biggest convention centers in the world. This tour also contains other significant and appealing stops. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit some of the best of Dhaka's attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Southern Dhaka Tour

Southern Dhaka Tour

Southern Dhaka has several great attractions for visiting. The Lalbagh Fort has many interesting spots to discover. A popular attraction is Ahsan Mazil, a beautiful pink palace on the banks of the Buriganga River. The world-famous Chawk Bazar offers much to see and taste. Take this tour to discover the magnificent cultural, historic, religious and architectural spots of southern Dhaka.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Dhaka Shopping Tour

Dhaka Shopping Tour

Dhaka is a great shopping destination. Wonderful silk, traditional Bangladeshi clothes such as Jamdani sarees, brass, leather, bamboo products, ceramics, jewelry, and the famous pink pearls can be found here. The choices are vast, and whatever you choose as a gift will be memorable. Discover the Bangladeshi shopping experience in Dhaka by taking this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Dhaka Worship Places Tour

Dhaka Worship Places Tour

Bangladesh is a country whose main religion is Islam. Muslims constitute about 80 percent of the population. Hindus follow them with 16 percent. Dhaka boasts many magnificent mosques and Hindu temples as well. One of the most beautiful and famous temples is Dhakeshwari Temple. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the beautiful places of worship Dhaka has to offer.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.7 km