History of
Asiatic Society
Heritage Museum

The Asiatic Society Heritage Museum was inaugurated on 11 October 2018 with great zeal and enthusiasm . The Nimtali Palace (built during 1765-66), studded with the memory of the Moghuls and Nawabs of those days, is an epoch-making establishment of Bangladesh and South Asia. It holds the contemporary history, heritage and achievements of the Moghul period from 17th to 19th century. With the history of about 255 years of this traditional and academic establishment we have turned it into a selective museum – Asiatic Society Heritage Museum and set up a centre alongside the museum to promote learning, dissemination of knowledge, multi-faceted research, history and heritage. The centre has been developed to work as mecca for tourists. As a matter of fact the paramount objective of this museum is to highlight the past history, heritage, architecture, archaeology, culture and tradition of Bangladesh to the tradition-lover students, citizens, Dhaka- lovers, researchers and future generations. We invite people of every walk of life, students, teachers and specially the inhabitants of Dhaka to pay a visit to the Heritage Museum. Museum is an on-going process and its collection programme will be always in operation. We invite the well-wishers, stake-holders and patrons of the Society to come forward to contribute their innovative ideas for enriching the museum. We feel like telling you that the attractive exhibition of this museum is the diorama of the Darbar of Nawab Nusrat Jang or the three-dimensional presentation. Here you will imagine Nawab Nusrat Jang sitting in his Darbar (court).

Nimtali Deuri Old Building
Nimtali Deuri: Old Building
Nimtali Deuri 2008
Nimtali Deuri: 2008
Nimtali Deuri 2011
Nimtali Deuri: 2011