National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

National Art Museum of Azerbaijan
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • İçəri Şəhər • 4 min walk
  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 10 min walk
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atiqagul
Peshawar, Pakistan12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I visited this museum in the afternoon on the 18th of July, 2022. It has different rooms dedicated to the art collections from Chinese, Russian, Dutch, Indian, Italian, French, European, and many more. It has paintings, drawings, ceramic dishes, musical instruments, jewelry, sculptures, etc.
The Museum entry fee was 10 manat whereas there were additional charges for photography and guide.
Newlywed couples were getting their photo shoot at the museum.
The strange part is that when I asked for a ticket after making the payment she said no ticket.
Written 30 June 2022
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Jiayue CHANG
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is the first museum I visited in Baku. For foreigner, the price is 10 Manat and 15 if you want to take photos, but videos are prohibited. There are two buildings, one is the world art and the other is local. Wonderful art pieces : )
Written 24 July 2022
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Ravi A
Bath, PA443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nice modern art museum to see. Unfortunately the lady staff there are very stiff and do not know how to smile and completely put me off - hence scooted out of there in 15 minutes.
Written 9 November 2019
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M.A.
Batumi, Georgia44 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
How the treasures in this art museum (building) are being preserved is through an unusual tactic. My wife and I went to visit on Saturday afternoon. We walked about 30 minutes across town to reflect on some paintings moreover to switch up our typical Saturday activities. We made it to the entrance to pay for the admission fee to view a single floor which represented West European collection including some Azerbaijani art.

The cost of 5 AZN for my wife and 10 AZN for myself which seemed reasonable; however, if we wished to go up to another floor to view the Asian and Azeri exhibit, we would pay an additional 2 AZN each which would be suitable too. However, we selected that we would see only the West European collection exclusively.

So, we checked in our coats to the coat matron, and then we were off to the exhibit. We proceeded upstairs to enter the showrooms. Immediately, my wife and I were approached by two attendants telling my wife in Azeri that this exhibit is closed and that we should go to the next level to the Asian / Azeri display. It was not our intention to see this display. We went back to the pay counter to ask for clarification if there was some slight misunderstanding on the access to the collection; also to see if the display would be open on Sunday or any other day after in which we could return to see. As we addressed the same attendant upon our arrival, she recants to my wife in Azeri that she never said this display was open for viewing and that now if we wanted to see anything, we would need to pay an additional 2 AZN separately. I was stunned by the attendant's recall of what she said and the nasty attitude in her foolish performance attempting to make my wife embarrassed in front of the lady's co-workers. I asked to speak to a manager or anyone who could speak English as this was absurd first to sell the tickets knowingly the exhibit was closed and to be so senseless and rude in demeanor. The attendant protested in arranging for a manager to assist.

We then requested our funds back and left as we were not advancing with any assistance nor we have not fancied the dense display of unprofessionalism and disregard of visitors and art admirers.
Written 24 February 2019
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK1,143 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
The museum is located on Niyazi Street and is around a ten minute walk from Iceri Seher metro station. Niyazi Street is very difficult to cross and it's worth the time to stroll down to the underground crossing at the bottom of the road.

On arrival, I was rudely directed to the cash desk by a surly security guard. I paid 10 manat to enter and it was an extra 5 if you wanted to take pictures which I did not.

The first room I came to contained a collection of busts of famous Azeri artists, and having seen that, I wandered towards the rooms containing paintings.

Despite being virtually the only visitor, I was sternly informed that I must view the rooms in the correct order and there was somebody in each room to ensure that I didn't transgress.

The art itself was fairly mundane, mostly Flemish and Italian work from 16th-18th centuries by artists Unknown, although there was a Fragonard on display.

I was ordered to proceed up to the next floor, where there was a collection of historic Azeri art and an exhibition on the Silk Route.

By this time, I'd had my fill, declined the 'offer' to go up to the next floor and departed.

A miserable experience and without doubt the worst gallery I've ever visited.
Written 27 November 2017
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Balla
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
First - almost nobody knows of this space / where it is.

Sparse collection. Little to no help from staff. The collection is mostly from "unknown" Flemish artists on Level 1. Level 2 /3 have more regional stuff, but really only a handful. The top floor has some exceptionally average "modern" pieces - think disco lights taped to mannequins. A shame because I was really looking forward to seeing this collection.

Skip it, it isn't worth the trek. Save your 10+5 (for your iPhone camera photo!) Manat. Baku has other beautiful sights.
Written 31 May 2017
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Rftravel
Charleston, IL13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
What a disastrous experience. I was followed by creepy women who couldn’t be worse ambassadors for the art world. Don’t waste your time. The beauty of the art is ruined by the obsessive haunt of the staff.
Written 5 March 2020
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Not a lot of items that blow you away but we found it worthwhile. They mix in some porcelain items which is a little unusual. I really liked the porcelain fireplace mantles. I don’t recall ever seeing them before and they had a number of beautiful ones sprinkled throughout the museum.

We couldn’t find the Dali or Picasso paintings. They had several sections closed when we were there, though, so they may have been in a closed section.
Written 19 September 2019
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BBSF12345
San Francisco, CA172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Found museum very interesting. Lots of great art that you don't see everywhere. This is one of the museums in Baku that I would definitely recommend. By US pricing, very inexpensive entry fees. We were in Baku in July - very hot, so go to the museum in the heat of the day. If you like Art Museums, you will enjoy
Written 19 July 2019
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eblmd13
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I visited the art gallery on my own as a way to fill a few hours of my day on a recent visit to Azerbaijan, I went with no real expectations and as a result spent a wonderful two and a half hours wandering through this museum. No, it is not one of the worlds great art galleries, it lacks any Eurocentric masters, but what it does have is an eclectic mix of Azeri, art, pottery, clothing, carpets and armoury, I was sent to start on the top floor which houses this mix and I was fascinated by bizarre details such as the snowman and the snowball fight in the winter quarter of the Omar Khayyam and his beloveds’ carpet, although the attendants spoke a little English between two of them they could answer my questions, In an effort to try and understand this young but ancient country I studied each exhibit, some were worthy of inclusion in any gallery while others reflected a more localised interest. I was then directed down to the next floor, where I would see an exhibition, I turned right instead of left and found myself in the yet unopened portrait exhibition, I had been in for a few minutes before I was approached by an attendant who informed me of my mistake, I asked her about the paintings and the individuals all of whom were famous Azeri’s, and rather than ask me to leave she allowed me to continue I wish I had her name to be able to thank her for giving me her time and patience, our interaction elevated my experience of this museum to nothing short of wonderful as she was able to tell me in limited English about the artists and their subjects on leaving this exhibition to visit the current Raphael Abasov exhibition she presented me with a book of his paintings as a gift, the artwork itself was stunning and I was mesmerised by an artist I would never have known off unless I had visited. So, go keep an open mind and you might find a little bit of magic.
Written 20 March 2019
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