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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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Outstanding museum

The museum was originally a private house and today its the best museum to see various forms of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2012sunilmumbai
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Pointless without a guide

The displays are somewhat random and with virtually no information to accompany them. If you do not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DanielJackman
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London, United Kingdom
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Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
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

1  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
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