Published:  12:43 AM, 03 August 2019

Hason Raja Museum in Sylhet

Hason Raja Museum in Sylhet

Hason Raja Museum is a folk museum located in Zindabazar which is a focal point of Sylhet main town. The house of the famous mystic poet Hason Raja is now the Museum of Rajas. It aims to preserve the history of rich Raja family and keep Hason Raja in center of attention. It inspires research on folk culture and history.

It is maintained and organized by the Educationist Dewan Talibur Raja Trust, named after the grandson of Dewan Hason Raja. The museum's mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the great Raja Family of Sylhet keeping the Zamindar and Mystic poet Dewan Hason Raja Chowdhury (1854-1922) in the center, and the folk literature, folk music and mystic poets of Sylhet Division.

The museum promotes a greater public awareness of the rich cultural legacy of Sylhet. In pursuit of these goals, this museum collects archival materials related to Bangla folk literature, music and poets from the greater Sylhet region, and preserves these collections in a repository, open to the public.

The museum also encourages and facilitates research on folk literature and history. The results of this research are made available to the public through museum exhibits, publications and presentations. It was formally inaugurated on 30 June 2006 by thousands of folk loving people by playing "Ek Tara" (a folk musical instrument) together, which was a unique event of this kind.

How to go

It is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Sylhet Osmany International Airport and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Sylhet Railway Station. So, you can get there by rickshaw or CNG auto rickshaw depending on how far he is away from there.

How to reach: Sylhet district

Three type of transportation mode is available towards Sylhet from Dhaka. You can get in there by bus, train or air.

Where to stay

There are a number of good quality hotels in Sylhet town. Most of those are at the Mazar road, Amberkhana, or in Zindabazar.

Things to do

There are 2 galleries:

In the first gallery which is the main hall you can view all historical showpieces. There are big 4 showcases displaying items of Hason Raja and his family. The second Gallery consists of books written on life of Hason Raja. By reading those books you can gather ideas about the life of great mystic poet.

Eating facilities

There are no eating facilities inside the museum but you can look for food in shops located close to the museum. There are some shops close to museum selling coffee, snacks.

Travel tips
This place is closed on Sundays

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