I visited Bangabandhu Museum in the month of October, 2016. This is the house of great leader Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I never came here before. So, this was the day of fulfilling my thirsty. I reached early at the morning. For this, I had to wait until 10 AM. By this time, I took some snapshots.
Some rare photographs of Bangabandhu and his family and many reminiscents objects are available here to see. Many important things have been preserved here for visitors.
You have to buy ticket for entering Museum. The cost is very low. It is only 5 taka. But free for below the age of 3. Moreover, the children under 12 will get free admission on Friday. The museum is open from Thursday to Tuesday. Wednesday is off day. It closes at 5 PM.
“Bangabandhu” means Friend of Bangla (Bangladesh)”. He was a true friend of the people of Bangladesh and Bangalee nation. Later he was recognised as Father of the Nation. He was killed with his family on 15th August, 1975. It was one of the big planned political killings in the history of 20th century.
Bangabandhu Museum is located in a fantastic place of Dhaka. It is beside of Dhanmondi lake. The museum is situated at road number 32 (old) of Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The road is very much popular only for Bangabandhu Museum. The complex is good combination of nature and concrete architecture. To visit the museum, you can go by bus, taxi, rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, private car.
The whole Bangabandhu museum complex has three parts. These are Main House, Extension Building and Outside Part of the House. Extension building is the latest addition of this museum. Ticket counter, souvenir shop and the monument are included outside of the main house.
The main museum is a three storeyed building. At first visit the ground floor, then 1st floor and 2nd floor gradually. After that visit the extension building of the museum. It consists of exhibition hall, discussion room, research centre and library. There are signs available for visiting chronologically. Just follow those signs.
Camere, mobile phone, bag are not allowed inside the museum. So, you cannot take internal snapshots or make video. You have to keep your things into the ticket counter. Then collect your token keeping those things. After finishing the museum visit, return the token and collect your belongings.
You need at least 1 hour to see everything of Bangabandhu Museum. Spending 2 hours is good and 3 hours is better to know and feel the whole museum complex. Try to look closely everything of the house. You will be able to see the lifestyle of Bangabandhu family. You will feel sorry for losing such great leader.
As I visited on Saturday, it was a busy day for the officials of the museum. Many people of different ages and occupation come to visit on this day. At the entry point, the security personnel will take a photo of you. After that they will give you an ID card for visiting the museum.
Two daughters Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Rehana were the survivors as they were in other country. They handed over this house to Bangabandhu Trust and It was tranformed into Bangabandhu museum in 1997. At first, you will see all the photos of family members who were killed .
Gorgeous “Bangabhaban” is the president’s palace of Bangladesh. But he loved to lead a simple, neat and clean life. This is why Sheikh Mujibur Rahman lived here with his family although he was the president of Bangladesh.
The sons and daughters of Bangabandhu are cultural-minded and sports-lover. Even the wifes of the sons are same type of people. If you visit the Bangabandhu museum, you will get proof.
You will see many bullet marks on the wall. All the things which were used by Bangabandhu family are decorated in the museum nicely. The killers robbed the house and vandalised many things. Blood-stained dresses are kept for showing.
The visitors will get big ideas on lifecycle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the Exhibition Hall of extension building. Visit the library and research centre of Bangabandhu Museum too.
If you are hungry after seeing the museum, then you can have it from some mobile food sellers. Or cross the Dhanmondi lake and have some food from any restaurant. There is a male toilet and a female toilet for visitors. A comment book has been kept for writing comment. After finishing your visit, write comment on Bangbandhu museum.
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