Explore Ancient Uzbekistan Museums To Witness Uzbek Modern Art And The Folk Pieces In Your Uzbekistan Tour

Uzbekistan Museums

“The Best Introduction to Art Is to Stroll through a Museum. The More Art You See, the More you’ll Learn To Define Your Taste.”

If you are planning to explore the archaeological evidence of the History Of Uzbekistan, then, Uzbekistan Museums are the best place to visit to witness the best moments of the country. The great artwork of craftsmen, the rich culture, and the royal but bloody history of Uzbekistan are reflected in Uzbekistan Museums, archaeological excavations, folk shows, the elegant monuments and so much more.  

Uzbekistan Tours became famous for the great Islamic Architecture, archaeological excavations, museums, mixed culture, and Uzbek Cuisines of Uzbekistan. The imperial cities of Uzbekistan are an integral part of the ancient Silk Road city which is home to the finest Islamic architecture in Uzbekistan.

Today, there are 110 Uzbekistan Museums, among which 98 branches are under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 

List of Museums in Uzbekistan

“A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.”

List of Museums in Uzbekistan

Here is the List of Museums in Uzbekistan

Amir Timur Museum

Established in 1996 on the 660th birth anniversary of Amir Temur, Amir Temur is counted as one of the famous Uzbekistan Museums which has more than 5000 artifacts. These artifacts show the most important facts about the history of this region. You can also find a lot of paintings and other historical documents related to the life of Amir Timur. The great Amir Timur was known as a great politician and warlord.

Tashkent Museum Of Railway

Listed among the major Museum Attractions In Uzbekistan, Tashkent Museum of Railway offers to watch and capture photos of 18 diesel, 13 steam, and 3 electric locomotives in Uzbekistan Tours. This museum is the only museum in Uzbekistan devoted to railway expositions.

History Museum Of Uzbekistan

Founded in 1876, the History Museum of Uzbekistan is located in Tashkent. There are 250,000 exhibits, including 60,000 archaeological, 80,000 numismatic, and 16,000 ethnographical items from the pre-historic times up to the present. You will find a well-preserved alabaster Buddha relief of FayazTepe in Termez. 

Valentina Romanenko Art Workshop And Studio

Valentina Romanenko Art Workshop and Studio are unique among all Uzbekistan Museums for the costumed folk show. It represents the great work of Samarkand masters using silk, painting, and embroidery. You can see the rich collection of scarves, dresses, bags, and other garments by old technologies. The dresses and costumes of modern trends are decorated with traditional oriental motifs, embroidered and applied by batik methods.

Afrasiab Museum

Located in Samarkand, Afrasiab Museum is among the Top Uzbekistan Museums and also offers unique exhibits. These exhibits are ossuaries, ancient swords with its fragments, elements of knives and arrows, coins, pottery, terracotta figurines, jewelry. The findings are prehistoric and the fragments of frescoes of the Hall of Ambassadors belong to the Ikhshidid dynasty during the VII-VIII centuries. The Sogdian ossuary and deformed skulls are the major attractions of this museum.

Savitsky Art Museum

Also known as the Karakalpak State Museum of Arts, Savitsky Art Museum is known as the second-largest Russian avant-garde museum of the world. It is located in Nukus, the capital of the Karakalpakstan region, and famous as the best archaeological and folk art collections in Asia. There are six departments, which are: Visual Arts, Archaeology, Educational Department, Department of People’s Applied Arts, Restoration Department and Registration and Storage Sector.

State Art Museum Of Uzbekistan

Established in 1918, the Museum of National University became the State Art Museum of Uzbekistan in 1935. It is the largest art museum among all art Uzbekistan Museums. The initial collection of this museum is the artwork of sculpture, paintings, drawings, porcelain by Russian and Western European masters from the collections of the Prince Romanov and other private collections. The major four departments are the National applied art of Uzbekistan, Fine arts of Uzbekistan, Russian and Western art, Far East art.

Art Gallery Of Uzbekistan

Located in Tashkent, Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is one of the youngest museums of Uzbekistan. The Art Gallery of Uzbekistan is equipped with the requirements of picture storage and display. The Gallery’s main exhibition consists of 15 rooms. In addition to them, there is a conference room, lecture hall, small cinema hall, library, and studio to hold masterclasses and workshops.

State Museum of Nature

State Museum of Nature in Tashkent, is famous for its botanical, zoological, geological, and entomological collections. The four major sections are: Department of Geology and Geography, Departments of flora and fauna, Department of science and education, and stock department

Museum Of Applied Art Of Uzbekistan

The Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan was built in 1927 and was known as the Museum of Handicrafts until 1997. There are more than 7000 samples of applied arts including handmade embroidery, skull-caps, jewelry, carpets, and craftsmanship of the early 19th century to the present day. This museum has two souvenir shops, where you can buy the paintings, graphics, porcelain, carpets, embroidery, fabrics, jewelry, and other works of modern Uzbek masters.

Samarkand Museums

As an ancient cultural hub of Uzbekistan, Samarkand is the home of some most popular Uzbekistan Museums. These popular museums are Afrosiyab Museum, International Museum of Peace and Solidarity, Memorial Museum of MirzoUlugbek.

Other Samarkand Museums are:

  • Chorsu Art Gallery
  • Museum of Winemaking
  • Aysel Art Gallery
  • Happy Bird Art Gallery
  • Museum of Culture History

Bukhara Museums

Bukhara, the ancient trade hub and rest place of Caravan traders are today is known for its archaeological and architectural findings. Bukhara State Architectural Art Museum, in Ark Fortress, is the largest museum of Bukhara. Another one is FayzullaKhodjaev Museum.

Ferghana Valley Museums

Fergana Regional Museum is the only museum in Fergana Valley and also known as one of the oldest Uzbekistan Museums. There is a more than 80,000 collection related to all periods of history, culture, and art of Fergana valley. 

Termez Museums

Termez Archaeological Museum is the only museum in Termez and has more than 27,000 exhibits. These collections are from ancient and medieval times which are dishes, utensils, weapons, coins, and stamps of rulers. You can also find the paintings and antique sculptures in this museum.

Nukus Museums

The Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art or Savitsky Museum is the only museum in Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan. It is included in Uzbekistan Highlights as itis the second largest Russian Avant-garde museum of the world.

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