Museums

While your visit to Tashkent, why not visit the best museums of Tashkent. The city is home to the first, largest and unique museums in the region of Central Asia. Browse, our list of the most famous places to visit in Tashkent and find out interesting facts, get brief information about collections, view photos, and read descriptions and reviews of visitors about museums in Tashkent.

 

 

Museum of NatureIf you are interested in the natural history of the Central Asia, there is one place in Tashkent that you must surely visit. The State Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan, which was established on July 12, 1876; has collected unique samples representing a rich world of flora and fauna of Central Asian region.
Museum of GeologyGeology Museum’s exhibits are wonderful and attract visitors with all its explanations and collections. The Museum of Geology in Tashkent, which is located in the center of the city, close to the Central Department Store, explains about the processes of earth formation the geological development of Central Asia.
Museum of HistoryThe State Museum of History of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan dates back to the opening of the first public museum in Central Asia in 1876. The Museum of History, located near the Independence square, has the largest repository of historical and cultural values of the Central Asia.
Tashkent PlanetariumPerhaps each of us in childhood dreamt to conquer space, fly to the sky, see the Earth from above or take a few steps on the Moon. Tashkent Planetarium, Located near the Chorsu Bazaar is a place where you can realize your dreams. The venue organizes special excursions for children.
Museum of RailwayTravelers may enjoy trips to Samarkand on High speed train Afrosiab, while there is another express train between Samarkand and Bukhara. But how did all start? You may learn the history of the railway and engineering at one of the must-see places in Tashkent – the Museum of Railway History.
Museum of Victims of Political RepressionMuseum of Memory of Victims of Repression in Tashkent, which is located near the Tashkent TV tower, is opened in 2002. The aim of the museum is to reveal the persecution and repression of Uzbek people during the Soviet times and before.
Museum of AstronomyThe museum was opened within the International Year of Astronomy, announced by the UN in 2009. The Museum of Astronomy in Tashkent hosts the exhibition that displays the history of astronomy in Uzbekistan and the world from ancient times to the present day.
Museum of Fine ArtsThe State Art Museum of Uzbekistan is one of the largest museums in Central Asian region and holds the unique works of Eastern and West European Art. The collection of the Museum of Art in Tashkent consists of sculpture, artistic furniture, porcelain, bronze and others.
Museum of Miniature ArtMemorial Park and Museum of Kamoliddin Behzad (Museum of Miniature Art) contains information on nearly 100 thousand unique and valuable manuscripts, around 5 hundred exhibits, antique works of arts and crafts, miniatures, manuscripts, lithography, printed books and other items of great artistic value.
Applied Arts MuseumThe exhibition includes the most valuable products from all over the country, collected from the middle of the 19th century until the present day. The museum often holds exhibitions and sale of works by contemporary artists of Uzbekistan.
Museum of Temurids’ Historyhe museum, which was opened in 1996 and become one of the top sightseeing places in Tashkent, holds the collection of the archaeological, ethnographic and numismatic materials, ornaments, military ammunition, items that belong to the period of Amir Temur’s Empire.

Culture lovers can never get bored in Tashkent. This city, with its about 100 museums and galleries, is considered to be one of the most interesting places in Central Asia according to a vivid cultural, artistic and social scene.

Plan your visit to the city choosing the one that most cater to your tastes in our Tashkent museums guide. There are many Tashkent museums to choose from. You can always count on visiting different museums in order to experience an eclectic background of art, history and scientific innovations. In fact, there are several types of museums in Tashkent that you can choose to explore.

History Museums in Tashkent display unique collections that expose the regions history since the ancient times. Most visited museums of history in Tashkent are Museum of History of Uzbekistan and Temurids’ History Museum.

One of the interesting places to visit in Tashkent are Art Museums.  Art museums in Tashkent feature collections of fine arts and applied arts including paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics and other decorative arts. Appiled Arts Museum in Tashkent  is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums, containing more than 7,000 works of art.

Tashkent has several museums of natural history and science centers that are packed with interactive exhibits and inspiring objects. Lovers of science may visit  Museum of Astronomy, Museum of Geology, Museum of Natural History, or other science centers in Tashkent.

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