Ahsan Manzil Museum

Discover the architectural splendor of Ahsan Manzil.

Ahsan Manzil Museum: Discover Dhaka’s rich culture and history.

Old Dhaka‘s Ahsan Manzil Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, It transports you to the arena of Nawabs. This surprising palace, as soon as the seat of electricity for the Nawabs, now stands as a testomony to the metropolis’s illustrious beyond.

Venture right into a Bygone Era:

Ahsan Manzil Museum is a captivating mixture of Indo-Saracenic architecture and the grandeur of the Nawab technology. Explore the palace’s 23 galleries, every meticulously curated to show off the lives of the Nawabs and their contributions to Dhaka’s improvement.

Nawab lifestyle:

Admire the original furniture, artifacts, and personal belongings of the Nawabs. Relax in the drawing room, play billiards in the billiards room, or dine in the grand dining room.

Nawabs’ Social and Political Influence:

Learn about their significant contribution in shaping Dhaka’s social, cultural, and political climate through waterworks construction, electricity supply provision, Muslim League establishment and their involvement with establishment of first public water supply system as well as contributions made toward Muslim League establishment.

Experience Architectural Splendor:

Witness the intricate details of this palace’s architecture from its magnificent dome to intricate wall carvings – not forgetting Mughal, European and Bengali styles that form its Indo-Saracenic style!

Ahsan Manzil Off Day

It is open Saturday to Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Friday from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Thursday is an Off Day. Admission fees are as follows:

Adult Bangladeshi: BDT 20
Child (Under 12 years): BDT 10
Visitors from SAARC countries: BDT 300
Visitors from other foreign countries: BDT 500

Explore Dhaka’s rich culture at Ahsan Manzil Museum.

Additional Tips:

Allow ample time to explore the museum’s 23 galleries.
Dress appropriately for the palace setting.
Make memories with your camera.
Get souvenirs to remember your trip.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Ahsan Manzil Museum!


Q What is the history of Ahsan Manzil Museum?

Ahsan Manzil was once the residence of the Nawabs of Dhaka, built in 1859. After the abolishment of the zamindari system, it fell into disrepair. In 1992, it was restored and opened as a museum showcasing the history and culture of Dhaka.

Q What is the architectural style of Ahsan Manzil?

Ahsan Manzil boasts a unique Indo-Saracenic style, blending Mughal, European, and Bengali architectural elements.

Q What are the opening hours of Ahsan Manzil Museum?

The museum is open from Saturday to Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and on Friday from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. It is closed on Thursday and other government holidays.

Q How much is the entrance fee?

The entrance fee varies depending on nationality and age.
> Adult Bangladeshi: BDT 20
> Child (Under 12 years): BDT 10
> Visitors from SAARC countries: BDT 300
> Visitors from other foreign countries: BDT 500

Q How long does it take to visit the Ahsan Manzil museum?

Depending on your pace and interest, you can spend anywhere from 2 to 4 hours exploring the museum.

Q What can I see at Ahsan Manzil Museum?

The museum houses a diverse collection of artifacts, including personal belongings of the Nawabs, furniture, paintings, sculptures, documents, and decorative items. It also features various galleries showcasing the Nawab era, the history of Dhaka, and the museum's own restoration process.

Q Are there any special exhibitions at the museum?

Ahsan Manzil Museum occasionally hosts temporary exhibitions on various themes related to history, art, and culture. Check their website or social media pages for updates.

Q Can I take photos inside the museum?

Yes, photography is allowed for personal use. However, flash photography and tripods are prohibited.

Q Is there a gift shop at the museum?

Yes, there is a gift shop selling souvenirs, books, and other items related to the museum and its collection.

Q Can I bring food and drinks into the museum?

Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum galleries. However, there is a cafeteria outside the museum where you can purchase refreshments.