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Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments

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A quick and fascinating visit

What a treasure. I was the only visitor at the time. There was an American student learning to play... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
great collection of music instruments, musicians are there to meet

There is no gate fee, but donations accepted for this private collection of old and new music... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
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Son of Gurminj and leader of a legendary music group "Shams", Ikbol Zavkibekov now runs this museum. Visitors are treated to live performances by famous Tajik musicians.
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Shota Rustaveli St. 8 | behind former wedding registry palace Baht, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments is a marvelous little museum in Dushanbe. You can play the instruments (if you know how and are careful) there was a music lesson taking place while we were there and lots of great information available about all the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This museum is small but packed with musical instruments, mostly from the Pamir Mts and Tajikistan but has some other instruments from around the world as well. Friendly musicians escort you through. Tajik and Russian speaking and some English depending on who is present. Musicians...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank M A
Reviewed 1 September 2017

It's easy to miss and looks like you're entering someone's private home. Inside, a handful of older men were eating lunch and one of them turned on the lights at the museum. This place has a lot of potential to be greatly interesting with some...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank HollowTurtle
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Buried away in Dushanbe is this interesting collection of musical instruments. What a pity there are no descriptions or information about origins.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank robyni535
Reviewed 11 August 2017

There are instruments from mainly the Central Asia and the Badakhshan region. I am very glad I went to this museum because it showcases instruments that I had no idea existed, all of different sizes and shapes. There were instruments that took on such foreign...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank stevenhshin1
Reviewed 3 July 2017

What a treasure. I was the only visitor at the time. There was an American student learning to play one of the instruments. The teacher gave a demonstration on a couple for me to hear. If there had been more of us other musicians would...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank LoisOman
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Visiting this small museum that is located in someone's house was one of the highlights of our trip to Tajikistan. What made our visit so rewarding here is that we were treated to a performance of folk music from the Pamir area of the country....More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank libbytibbytoe
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The collection of different traditional musical instruments was amazing. The visit and the tour was made special by no other than Samandar Pulotov, a Pamiri musician who guided me all throughout the visit. It was indeed a very special tour. From the outside, the place...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank Z7879LHjayb
Reviewed 4 November 2016

There is no gate fee, but donations accepted for this private collection of old and new music instruments linked to traditional music. Some of the instruments are in use and will be played by musicians attending the place, mostly in the afternoons. That's when you...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 393kirillk
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I learned alot about the instruments and history of Tajikistan.difefeiffu3ffufuefrehururevvevueryrueuveuvuevuv rv re vvrvyrevuvu rure vrv

Date of experience: October 2016
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