National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, Baku

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Explore Azerbaijan's vast history and cultural heritage at the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. This site represents the largest museum in the country, set in the Italian Renaissance-style mansion of the former oil magnate Taghiyev. Set up in 1920 by the Bolsheviks, the museum documents the region's complex and interwoven past through more than 2,000 well-presented exhibits. Ceramics, intricate metalwork, weapons, and ornate textiles, pre-historic burial mounds, and ancient stone carvings are housed in two large ballrooms, one in oriental and the other occidental style. The museum's second floor details Taghiyev's life through restored personal quarters with carefully restored fin-de-siècle style rooms. Due to the size and variety of the collection, consider getting a tour guide. To visit National Museum of History of Azerbaijan on your trip to Baku, use our Baku vacation planner.
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  • I walked 30 minutes to get here only to find out it’s temporarily closed. No mention of this on their website. I’m guessing that the last reviewer mixed this place up with another museum as I...  more »
  • I take package for Taghiyev History Museum and exhibition of medieval torture devices baku (it temporary museum).The Taghiyev History Museum is nice museum full of collection of information about...  more »
  • Located in the firmer residence of famous oil magnate and philanthropust haki zeynalabdin tagiyev , the National History museum of azerbaijan shiwcases olur fascinating History from İTS very beginnings to the Azerbaycan
  • National History Museum of Azerbaijan is "temporarily" closed due to reconstruction and renovation works as indicated in 'Services' section on their official site. Unfortunately, information given is only available in Azerbaijani. Services = "Xidmətlər", click this, there it reads : "Təmir və bərpa işləri ilə əlaqədar Muzeyin ekspozisiyası müvəqqəti olaraq fəaliyyət göstərmir!" As a regular visitor who lives in Baku, I myself phoned museum and asked current availability and situation, girl on the phone stated that even they don't know when the Museum will open. That is apalling condition for such great museum.

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