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About The Museum

The Chittagong University Museum was established in 1973 by a lone initiative of the Chittagong University Authority. As an academic museum, it (Chittagong University Museum) accelerates advanced learning by the provision of materials and facilities for research. It also aims to stimulate public interest and encourages understanding and appreciation of our history, archeology, and art heritage.

Currently, the museum is capturing a significant position on the university campus by establishing pleasurable learning and creating academic atmosphere through exhibition, research and publication as a tool of visual education and entertaining place. It is optimistically a matter of great pride for us all.

Being a frontier zone and a major maritime port of the subcontinent, this region has always been an ideal place of cultural confluence. The collection of the museum contains raw source of history and culture of Bangladesh. The exhibits are being described and documented in this museum have been carefully chosen from numerous antiquities found in and around greater Chittagong and several parts of the country, which encompasses more than two thousand years of history.

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Abdul Karim Sahittabisharat Referance Library

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The reference library called “Abdul Karim Sahityavisharad Kosh Granthagar (Abdul Karim Reference Library)”, a tribute to the ardent “Puthi(medieval Bangla literature)” collector Abdul Karim. The museum has developed an effective reference library for study and identification of the works of art and objects of antiquities that would come into the fold of its collection. The library is enriched with over 4,000 books and 2,000 precious documents.


Chittagong University and Museum Location

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  • Chittagong University Museum Chittagong University Campus, University of Chittagong, Hathazari, Chittagong - 4331, Bangladesh.
  • Phone : +88(031) 726311-14, PABX Extn. - 4370,
  • Fax : +88(031)2606014,
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