About the Museum
Formerly the official palace and residential seat of the Nawab of Dhaka, Ahsan Manjil is one of the most significant architectural monuments in Bangladesh. The palace was built in 1872 in the Indo-Saracenic Revival style, an architectural movement popular with Indian British architects during the late nineteenth century in the British Raj. The palace served as a major political center of Bengal from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries. In 1992, it was renovated and opened as a museum with 23 galleries that display portraits, decorative art, and furniture.
(Photo: Wikipedia Commons: Ranadipam Basu)