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Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art

Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
+998 71 256 40 42
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great visit

Normally this would be a place that would bore me to death but this museum was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rochester, New York
Good impression of craftsmanship of Uzbekistan.

This beautiful old building is worthwhile to get an impression of the impressive craftsmanship of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Klaas S
Renkum, the Netherlands
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Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
+998 71 256 40 42
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Normally this would be a place that would bore me to death but this museum was very interesting. Our guide was excellent and we went from room to room looking at the carpets, the musical instruments, the clothing and I was very happy we went....More

Thank TheTravelPirate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful old building is worthwhile to get an impression of the impressive craftsmanship of divers Uzbek skills.

Thank Klaas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum offers a reasonable insight into the rich history of Uzbekistan. A must visit for history buffs. Its walking distance from the city centre.

Thank Ali J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another interesting insight into historic Uzbekistan. Well presented I the old Russian residence . The interior is worth the visit alone

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Yes, lovely building and easy to wander round. Just 10,000 for 'citizens of far away countries' There is a display of art work and local tapestries but the detail in the building is the real highlight. Cafe only serves drinks

Thank GeraldineUK
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The building was once i-the property of a Russian diplomat at Szaristic times and donated to the city of Samarkand. Nowadays its the home of traditional crafts like weaving, pottery and porcelain, woodwork, forging and armory. Very interesting and educational.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The museum was originally a private house and today its the best museum to see various forms of ceramic and textile designs of the country. There are other items like jewellery and armaments too. The drawing room of the house is truly magnificent. There is...More

1  Thank 2012sunilmumbai
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The displays are somewhat random and with virtually no information to accompany them. If you do not have a guide then you will not take much away from the museum. Even with a guide the visit can be wrapped up in 20 mins. Overall not...More

Thank DanielJackman
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The building is beautiful and the highlight of the visit. The collection itself is a nice overview of arts and crafts, but not worth a detour. Combined however, it's a nice stop to make in Tashkent.

Thank Kjel-Finland
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I loved the displays in this museum - what a textile collection! - but the labels are very minimalistic and after following a fellow traveller with a guide I am not sure that was much more informative. The shop at the back of the museum...More

1  Thank Mishmash255
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