Varendra Research Museum

Varendra Research Museum information

Rajshahi , Bangladesh
admission free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Sat-Wed, 2.30-5pm Fri
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Founded in 1910 with the support of the maharaja of Dighapatia, the Varendra Research Museum is managed by Rajshahi University (RU), and is the oldest museum in the country. The predominantly British-style building has some interesting Hindu–Buddhist features, including a trefoil arch over the doorways and windows. A small rekha temple forms the roof.

Inside, artefacts from all over the subcontinent are on display, including some rare examples from the ancient city of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan, and a superb collection of local Hindu sculpture.