The Varendra Research Museum is the oldest museum in Bangladesh, which holds important
collections of sculptures of Pala-Sena School of Art and the Indus Valley Civilization,
and Sanskrit/Arabic/Persian manuscripts and inscriptions. The Ahsan Manzil is the former
residence of the Nawab of Dhaka, and situated in Lalbagh, Old Dhaka. The Bangladesh National
Museum is situated in Ramna, Dhaka and has a rich collection of antiquities. The Liberation
War Museum documents the Bangladeshi struggle for independence and the 1971 genocide.