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Primary focus of LWM is to educate new generation with history of independence, so that, they can feel proud of their motherland and get imbued with spirit of patriotism and liberal democratic ideas.

1.Outreach Programme


• School students brought to visit museum in batches
• See video film on Bangladesh independence
• Appear in quiz programme culminating at interactive meeting.
Start : 1997; Number of Schools : 274; Number of Students : 60605 (June 2004)

2. Freedom Festival

Outreach participants meet annually at gala Freedom Festival addressed by government, public leaders and cultural personalities. Start : 2001; 2004 estimated participants : 15000

3. MobileMuseum
A big bus mounted with 360 photographs and objects as mini-museum is traveling to all parts of the country. Start : 2001; Site of display : 54 district towns; Visitors : 454, 592 (March 2004)
4. Project “Human Rights and Peace Education in the Light of History of Liberation War”

To combat growing intolerance and human right abuses by interested quarters, Liberation War Museum has launched in July 2004, above mentioned project focusing on young generation who did not experience pain and heroism of 1971 liberation war.

  • Mobile Museum on history of liberation war is stationed in school premises in remotest part of the country.
  • Film Show on struggle for independence.
  • Separate exhibition on “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” and “If world had been a village (a review of pluralist world).
  • Focus group meeting of students and networking with teachers.
  • Oral history project where students above grade VII are encouraged to interview elders in the family to recount tragic events and heroism of liberation war. These interviews are kept in museum archives. The revealing stories are printed in wall magazine hung in schools.
    Start : July 2004, School premises : 20, Total 20,000 participates from 60 schools.

   5. Theme based Exhibitions

Museum holds regular special exhibitions on different aspects of liberation war. They include
  • International support during liberation war :  March 2003.
  • Role of cultural activists during liberation war : December 2003.
  • Victory as I witnessed – Photograph exhibition by Japanese journalist Mr Naoaki Usui : December 2003.
  • SA Jalal Collection Exhibition: November 2004

Liberation War Museum holds regular programmes on different aspects of liberation war Kiosk Museum runs a kiosk with souvenirs and books, which are on sale. Liberation War Museum has collections of most books published on liberation war. Research Centre Liberation War Museum has a developed research centre where researchers can access documents, materials and books relating to liberation war.

LWM is 1001 weeks* old
with over 5,71,482 visitors till today
Museum Hours

The Museum is open on all
weekdays except Sunday between
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
In winter it is open between
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.