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Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments

Bokhtar Street 23 | near VEFA center, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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big collection of instruments, a lot of potential, but poorly done.

It's easy to miss and looks like you're entering someone's private home. Inside, a handful of older... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Los Angeles, California
So much scope!

Buried away in Dushanbe is this interesting collection of musical instruments. What a pity there... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Robyn I
Scotland Island, Australia
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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Bokhtar Street 23 | near VEFA center, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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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

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.

Thank Robyn I
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

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

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

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

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

Thank Kirill K
Reviewed 24 October 2016

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Thank Jordan E
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I am sure if you were a musical type who plays string instruments you would love this Looks awful from outside but interior is interesting Small fee

Thank samboDublin
Reviewed 25 April 2016

It's quirky and small - in fact a musician's house. It was created by the eponymous Gurminj Zavkibekov, a Tajik actor and musician honored as a National Artist. A couple of the guys gave a short concert on traditional instruments, which was nice. It's definitely...More

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