Organization - The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Basic Information
English The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan
Local language Ўзбекистон тарихи давлат музейи
Country Uzbekistan
Category Museum
Domain Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1876

The objectives of the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan are as follows: pursuing active scientific research work in the development and scientific description of the collection; preparing exhibitions and scientific and popular-scientific works, including monographs, scientific catalogues, guidebooks, booklets, methodological aids, etc.; organizing scientific research and scientific research expeditions; and developing the study direction of modern museums.


The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, established in 1876, was one of the largest scientific-educational institutions. The museum has been included in the composition of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan since its foundation in 1943.

As a multi-disciplinary establishment, the museum fulfills a number of roles. First, it serves as a scientific research institution. It is also the largest custodian of artifacts representing the material and spiritual cultural heritage of the country. Lastly, the museum serves as a center of dissemination of historical knowledge.

Major Activities

The museum has more than 325,000 items collected over its existence of more than 140 years. Among these are many unique items or monuments of Uzbekistan. Unique museum exhibits include the remains of a primitive man from the Sel-Ungur Cave (1.5 million years B.C.); a stone sculpture of two snakes found on the territory of the Fergana Valley (2nd millennium B.C.); décor of the Bukhara governors’ palace from the 6th-8th centuries; fragments of a 7th– to 8th-century mural painting found in an Afrosiab settlement; a 10th-century carved wooden column from Oburdon village; and the “Triad,” an ancient statue of Buddha with two monks (1st-4th centuries B.C.), and other findings discovered in 1969 in the Fayaz-Tepa Buddhist temple complex.

The museum also houses a stationary exhibition informing guests of the history of Uzbekistan since its ancient period. It shows the history of the Uzbek statehood, patriotism, and heroism and the creative activity of the Uzbek people from the new methodological positions to the wealth of national traditions. The exhibits of the museum are constantly demonstrated at international exhibitions, where the world community gets acquainted with them.

In 2018, four memorandums of understanding were signed between the State Museum of History of Uzbekistan and four respective noteworthy organizations: the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, the Shanghai Museum, the National Museum of Kazakhstan, and the Institute of History and Archeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

With the support of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Uzbekistan,  the State Museum of the History of Uzbekistan developed a mobile application on the Android platform through which visitors can download detailed information about the content of the museum using the installed wi-fi system.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address 3 Sh.Rashidov av., Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel +99871-239-10-83

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