The Liberation War Museum is a museum in Segunbagicha, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh that commemorates the Bangladesh Liberation War, which led to the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan.
A museum opened on 22 March 1996, and has more than 10,000 artifacts and exhibits on display in the museum or stored in its archives.It is currently being rebuilt.
The galleries on the ground floor begin with covering the early history of Bangladesh and the Indian independence movement against British Raj in Bengal. A major section records the events of the Language Movement for the recognition of the Bengali language in Pakistan, which is regarded as the beginning of the movement for Bangladesh’s independence. Several galleries highlight the building sectional conflict between West Pakistan and Bangladesh (then East Pakistan), the rise of Bengali nationalist leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the events of 1971, when the postponement by Pakistan’s military ruler Gen. Yahya Khan of the convening of the National Assembly of Pakistan, in which Sheikh Mujib’s Awami League had won a majority, led to the call for the independence of Bangladesh.