Bagerhat Jadughar: A Joint Museum Of UNESCO & The Govt. Of BD
Bagerhat Known as the city of mosques, it is a traditional district of Bangladesh. This district is very famous for its sixty domed mosques. There is also much more to see here. Bagerhat is a popular destination for travelers due to its numerous attractions.
For those who have not yet traveled to Bagerhat, Bagerhat may be their next travel destination. You can put the Bagerhat Museum in the list of all the interesting tourist spots of Bagerhat. Let’s find out about Bagerhat Museum.
The museum is located on the old Rupsha Road in the south-east corner of the sixty-domed mosque at Sundarghona in Bagerhat town. The museum is built to preserve and display the ancient history and heritage of the traditional Bagerhat.
It was built in 1994 under a joint venture between UNESCO and the Government of Bangladesh under the Conservation and Reform Project and was opened to the public in 2001.
Spread over an area of about 520 square meters, this museum is one of the most visited places in Bagerhat. The museum has been preserving Muslim culture and the memory of Khanjahan Ali. The architecture of this museum, which has three galleries in a one-storey building, follows Islamic architecture.
Archaeological artifacts collected from the Bagerhat region are on display here. Here you will find many historical monuments related to this district. There are also memorabilia, coins, utensils, utensils, maps found from various ruins, there is also recorded history. In addition to visiting the archeological sites, you can learn a lot about the ancient history of Bagerhat.
Another attraction here is the beautiful pictures of the numerous mosques and archeological sites scattered all over the country. If you look at these pictures, you will think, Mini Bangladesh at a glance. The most interesting specimen of the museum is the historical crocodile mummy of Khanjahan Ali.
According to the information, this dummy has been made by mummifying the dead body of Kalapahar or Dhalapahar or just with skin. Although the head is completely artificial. This museum introduces the history and heritage of the traditional Bagerhat to all.
If you want to know more about the history of Bagerhat from the memory of Khanjahan Ali to the ancient installations and monuments, you can come to this museum with your family.
In the summer from 10 am to 6 pm The museum is open. In the middle, it is closed for half an hour from 1 pm to 1.30 pm. And in winter it is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Even in winter, it is closed from 1 pm to 1.30 pm. And for Friday prayers, it is closed from 12:30 to 3:30. The museum is open on Sundays and Mondays from 2 p.m.
The ticket price here is 15 Tk to per person. However, tickets are not required for any child under the age of five. Admission for secondary level children and adolescents is 5 Tk. Tickets cost BDT- 50Tk for SAARC foreign visitors and 100 Tk per person for other foreign visitors.
How To Go:
You can go to Bagerhat by road from Dhaka. You can get a bus from Gabtali, Gulistan, Sayedabad to Bagerhat in Dhaka. Dola transport from Gulistan. The rent will be 360 Tk. From Saidabad Hanif, Eagle, Hamim, Dola, Sundarbans, and many more transport buses go to Bagerhat. Sakura and Diganta transport from Gabtali. The rent will be 500-550 Tk.
Then you can go to Bagerhat Museum by autorickshaw or local bus from the bus stand. If you want, you can also go down in front of the Bagerhat Museum on the way from Dhaka to Bagerhat.
Where To Stay:
There are not many hotels to stay in Bagerhat. However, you can stay at the Mumtaz Hotel on Rail Road here. This hotel has fewer facilities but the quality of the service is quite good. There are also some more standard hotels to stay in the vicinity of this hotel.