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Uzbekistan State Museum of Applied Art

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Nice but do not expect ancient craft or thorough descriptions

Interesting and beautiful items, appreciate the English description but surprised at how few old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ladybegood
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colorful exhibits in a lovely old mansion

This museum is housed in the mansion of the former Soviet ambassador. Splendid woodwork reinforce... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2019
Stewart H
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Rakatboshi st. 15, Tashkent 100031, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and beautiful items, appreciate the English description but surprised at how few old pieces and disappointed that not more thorough descriptions. Very little before 19th century, most pieces are younger than me, many younger than my children and some very recent. Gift show :...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ladybegood
Reviewed 19 January 2019

This museum is housed in the mansion of the former Soviet ambassador. Splendid woodwork reinforce the impression of quality crafts on display. Overall, not a very large museum, but frankly in considerably better shape than the summer palace in Bukhara, its closest competitor (in terms...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stewart H
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Be sure to see this museum to understand the wide range of crafts that you can find in Uzbekistan. There are beautiful examples, especially of weaving and embroidered Suzani.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PoisonPrincess
Reviewed 2 November 2018

A must-visit. Wonderful building and displays with better prices and quality in gift shop than we found in traveling around the country.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

There is little critical information about the history of the building, but the main hall is of breathtaking beauty. This is one of the places where it is well worth to pay the fee to take pictures (it is anyway only about 1 Euro).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Olaf B
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Uzbekitan as a county has phenomenal quality applied arts and this is part of the traditional culture of the country . The museum has some very fine examples. I would have liked to see meore suzani but the ones on display are superb. Good shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary141
Reviewed 8 October 2018

You can wander around here on your own or just listen to the guide. Either way this is a great place to visit and get to see some of the Uzbekistan's decorative art.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We did this at the very end of our trip and didn't regret it. Small museum that is worth visiting if you have extra time to spare in Tashkent. You can go by taxi ( no more than 15,000 SOM from anywhere in the city)....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jennifer7755
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The setting for this museum is the house of an 19th Century Russian official. The building is impressive in and of itself. It houses excellent examples of Uzbek crafts: textiles, carpets, jewelry, etc. There is an extra charge for a photo permit (10000 som)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 22 September 2018

After visiting the Amir Temur Square, our group was brought to this historic museum. Here we were given a guided tour of musical instruments, hand and machine woven cloth, and many other objects of clothing. The high point was entering the gorgeous interior of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gene R J
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