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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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handicrafts heaven

I loved the displays in this museum - what a textile collection! - but the labels are very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Historic Diplomatic Residence Expanded and Renovated to Accommodate Museum

This museums offers a great opportunity to see traditional crafts of Uzbekistan -- textiles... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Berkeley, California
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Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
+998 71 256 40 42
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Mishmash255
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This museums offers a great opportunity to see traditional crafts of Uzbekistan -- textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and ceramics, as well as a beautiful example of traditional Islamic architecture (a courtyard residence) with carved and painted woodwork and intricate geometry of glazed ceramic tiles. Renovations for...More

Thank T2011PQcarol
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a comprehensive collection of applied arts and crafts from across Uzbekistan, showcased in a characterful house out in the suburbs. We had a guide, so I can't remember if there's much in the way of English interpretation, but the artistry of the fine...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The place opens early and has some very nice examples of all the handicrafts. Our guide explained the significance of the clothes and caps and later we saw everything from musical instruments to toys, carving etc

Thank Roshan1970
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The house of Tsarist diplomat is now used as a showcase for new exhibitions, displays and filming so it is worth going there early in the morning. The museum offers a good introduction to the "suzani" which is silk embroidered on cotton ...you will see...More

Thank dixie192
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum as part of a tour of all Uzbekistan and enjoyed the excellent explanations of our guide. The museum occupies the eclectic house of a former tzarist Russia high official. The house is built in local style, but heavily modified to suit...More

Thank Fane_Babanul
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a very nice museum, with a lot of excellent art work and handicrafts. It's a bit of a hike, but set in a neighbourhood with a lot of quite affluent housing.

Thank gwilliams
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Uzbekistan State Museum is one of the best place to review the Uzbekistan culture and history. You will see a lot of beautiful historical artistic piece. It's easy accessible via metro in Tashkent.

Thank Keighobad E
Reviewed 8 December 2016

The entrance as others have commented is quite stunning especially if Tashkent is your only stop in Uzbekistan. A couple of quite interesting shops as well within the grounds. Some fabulous old carpets, traditional costumes and jewellery.

Thank ozsolo53
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This museum currently display's over 4000 exhibits and for a smallish area, they did a good job of fitting all the artworks which highlights the history of Uzbekistan's decorative art. there are sample of woodcarving, ceramics, minting, jewellers art, gold embroidery art, beautiful selection of...More

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