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Gurminj Museum of Music Instruments

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Address: Bokhtar Street 23 | near VEFA center, Dushanbe 734000, Tajikistan
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Son of Gurminj and leader of a legendary music group "Shams",...

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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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 instruments linked to traditional music. Some of the instruments are in use and will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 can expect a guided tour of the museum. A couple of Pamiri music ensembles rehearse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 worth a short visit and is a contrast to the glitz and kitsch that makes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Very small but some instruments 400 years old. All are unusual. It was a musicians collection. He obviously loved it. Absolutely worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Loved this small museum and the old gentlemen who hovered around explaining about their instruments of music.

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

It is a must see in Dushanbe. A gem in the already developing city where old structures are being replaced by new ones. The instruments come alive if you are lucky enough to visit when one of the master musicians is there and starts to improvise a traditional piece. Watch out for concerts that are occasionally organized in its court... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

The Gurminj Musical Instruments Museum was part of our tour of Dushanbe. It was the home of a musician and is very small and easy to see. There are musical instruments everywhere. unfortunately there is no real explanation or anyone giving any info of how / why the collection was created. All that said give it a look you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

The museum is very small but has an amazing collection of instruments. The guide while I was there only spoke Russian and I only speak English so we couldn't converse much, but he did play some instruments for me, which I enjoyed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

An individual runs this museum out of a personal devotion to keep alive his national culture. He has had offers to buy his collection for a large sum, and he has refused, because he wants it available to the public. I respect that greatly. The museum is the size of a three-car garage, you can see it all in about... More 

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