Museums Walking Tour (Self Guided), Tashkent

Tashkent is a unique city which combines great Asian heritage with modern cosmopolitan culture. A large number of museums retain the history of the entire country and of the beautiful Tashkent city. Of great interest are museums where national costumes, musical instruments and artisan works are exhibited. Take the following walking tour to get closer to Tashkent’s culture.
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Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: Uzbekistan » Tashkent (See other walking tours in Tashkent)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 Km or 4.3 Miles
Author: nataly
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Railway Museum
  • Health Protection Museum
  • The State Museum of Arts
  • Tashkent House of Photography
  • Temurid History Museum
  • The State Museum of History
  • The State Museum of Applied Arts
Railway Museum

1) Railway Museum (must see)

Railway Museum of Tashkent is a member of the international association of technical museums and it was opened in 1989. The collection of this museum is considered one of the most interesting in the world and is the biggest in Central Asia. The museum exhibits 13 historical steam locomotives, 18 diesel locomotives and 3 electric locomotives. There is also a tram museum where you can learn about the history of Uzbekistan Railways.
Health Protection Museum

2) Health Protection Museum

The Health Protection Museum of Uzbekistan was opened in Tashkent on May 15, 1973, with the main purpose of promoting Soviet achievements in medicine. The museum has two main exhibitions; one is dedicated to hygieology and the other to the history of healthcare. Of great interest are ancient amulets and “instruments” used by the so-called “tabibs” (doctors) of long ago.
The State Museum of Arts

3) The State Museum of Arts (must see)

The State Museum of Arts was founded in 1918 and exhibited only 500 items, while today it is the largest museum in Central Asia. It is a great opportunity to get acquainted with Asian art in general and particularly with the art of Uzbekistan. The museum exhibits a large collection of antique art items, among which you can find golden jewelry, embroideries, rugs and many other interesting things. The museum has a great collection of icons, painted by famous Russian painters of the 15th century. Besides Russian collections of works, there are numerous art items signed by European artists.
Tashkent House of Photography

4) Tashkent House of Photography

Tashkent House of Photography is located near the heart of the capital and is one of the most popular galleries in the city. For almost 130 years, Uzbek photographers have captured the everyday life of their beloved country and its people, rendering not only simple shapes but also capturing emotions. The gallery exhibits the most original and challenging photos, starting from the first one that was taken in 1879. Admiring these masterpieces, you get closer to the culture of this beautiful oriental country.
Temurid History Museum

5) Temurid History Museum (must see)

Temurid History Museum is one of the most beautiful museums in Uzbekistan; it was built in 1996 and since then is one of the main tourist attractions. This architectural landmark possesses a priceless collection that belong to the Temurids era and especially to Amir Timur’s time. Here you can admire numerous archaeological, folkloric and numismatic collections; there are more than 1700 exhibits that are thematically grouped. If you are interested in the culture and history of this wonderful country and its people during the reign of the Temurid dynasty, then it is the perfect place to visit.
The State Museum of History

6) The State Museum of History (must see)

The State Museum of History is the oldest and the largest museum in Central Asia. Its history began more than 125 years ago and today its collection counts more than 250,000 exhibits. The museum contains unique artifacts dating back to ancient times and proving that Uzbekistan was one of the first Eastern civilizations. Here you can admire unique items of sculpture, paintings, ceramics and burial relics. Of great interest is coin collection and artisan works.
The State Museum of Applied Arts

7) The State Museum of Applied Arts (must see)

The State Museum of Applied Arts was founded in 1937 and exhibits the best 4000 art objects created by the artists since the 19th century until now. A most colourful collection is hard to imagine, so no wonder it is the most popular museum in Tashkent. The building of the museum is also of great interest; it was built at the end of the 19th century and decorated in an authentic national style. The most popular are the art objects belonging to the National Clothes Collection, Carpet Collection and Knife Collection.

Walking Tours in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Create Your Own Walk in Tashkent

Create Your Own Walk in Tashkent

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tashkent is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tashkent Introduction Walking Tour

Tashkent Introduction Walking Tour

The cultural, industrial and administrative hub of Uzbekistan, Tashkent is renowned for its museums including, primarily, the Amir Timur Museum hosting a collection of manuscripts, weapons and other relics from the Timurid dynasty, as well as the enormous State Museum of History of Uzbekistan featuring centuries-old Buddhist artifacts. To explore these and other notable sights of Uzbekistan's...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Old Town Walking Tour

Old Town Walking Tour

In 1865, Tashkent became a part of the Russian Empire and it was one of the main trade centres of Turkestan with one or two stored mud-dwellings. The old town was divided into 4 neighborhoods called ‘daha’ and each neighborhood had its leader called ‘hakim’. The historical centre of the old town was the famous Chorsu Bazaar. Take the following walking tour to find out the most interesting...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Shopping in Tashkent

Shopping in Tashkent

Tashkent offers a great variety of authentic local products that can be found in flea markets, bazaars, museums, shops and boutiques. Delicious dried fruits, numerous spices and herbs, hilarious miniatures and traditional ceramics are just a few of the many souvenirs that must be bought from this enigmatic country. Take the following walking tour to visit the most popular shopping spots in...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.4 Km or 5.2 Miles