National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

National Museum of History of Azerbaijan
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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  • Nizami Gəncəvi • 6 min walk
  • Sahil • 6 min walk
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India7,663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This Museum located in a mansion is presently under renovation but the first floor is open for visitors. The opulence of HZ Tagiyev, one of the wealthiest and greatest oil barons, his personal collection, furniture, paintings and other items are on display. There is an admission ticket to enter this place. One needs at least three hours to walk and appreciate and admire the grandeur and aesthetic ambience of this place.
Written 14 October 2023
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Valery
Tianjin, China6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
That's not a National museum, that's someone's house. It's not worth 10 manat for three rooms. Apparently, the museum is closed or doesn't exist, there is no info about it at the entrance or at the ticket office. Actually there are no information stands whatsoever.
Written 22 September 2023
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roy b
Cannes, France155 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
It would seem that the museum is often partially or totally closed. When I went there, the only thing open was the mansion and you had to pay the full whack to wander aimlessy around trying to garner some information. I would check to see if it's fully open before going, or rather not going!
Written 13 September 2023
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jk3972
Driebergen, The Netherlands60 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We visited the museum because of the positive reviews on google and TripAdvisor. However, for us it was a deception. The third of the museum as closed/not accessible. The rooms of the former owner were open, but there was no description or other information available. Not worth the visit.
Written 5 April 2023
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Sadie R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I paid the full 10 manat to enter, only to find that the main exhibition (the history of Azerbaijan) was closed, leaving me with the house (which is beautiful enough, but no explanations or descriptions are given anywhere) and 2 rooms about their war with Armenia. When I enquired, the lady in the ticket office shoved a piece of paper in front of me that said it was closed. No other explanation. Total scam.
Written 28 December 2022
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Lauren W.
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Our visit to the National History Museum of Azerbaijan was confusing and left much to be desired. If you enjoy a house museum, this is the place to go! The museum is housed inside of a 19th century oil tycoon’s mansion, and the rooms and furnishings are quite beautiful. However, note that there is limited information - not only nothing in English, but nothing at all in each of the rooms. The only source of information is an alcove with a giant computer screen showing the information section of the museum’s website, on which you can read information about the tycoon’s life and contributions to Azerbaijani business and society. It is interesting and complete, but seeing as you could read it for free at home, I don’t recommend paying the 10-15 manat unless you really like house tours. There is an option for a guide (audioguide? personal tour? unclear) and other reviewers recommended this - we were not able to explore this option because of the unhelpfulness and unfriendliness of the ticket cashier, so cannot speak to its utility.

If, however, you are interested in the national history of Azerbaijan, look elsewhere. There is a small wing downstairs containing some information about Shusha and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and some of this information is in English. It can just as easily be learned by a quick google and is also not worth the entry price.

According to other reviews, it seems like there is a third area that may contain actual historical information and artifacts. We cannot confirm this, as we were told that the two sections we visited were the only ones. The friend I was with speaks conversational Russian, so we don’t think this was due to a language barrier, but it is of course possible. For a national museum, it was very disappointing.
Written 18 August 2022
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Rumskys
Portland, OR792 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The inside of this building is just spectacular. Entrance fee for foreigners was 10 manat and I recommend paying the extra 3 manat per group to have a guide as well. There is a lot of interesting history behind this man and his family but just seeing this opulent construction is worth the time.
Written 7 April 2022
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Ayla K
Zonguldak, Türkiye5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
The museum is really worth to visit. There are two floors and each has different exhibitions. Actually there are three parts of this museum. 1st floor: 2nd Garabagh war, 2nd floor: H.Z. Taghiyev’s house, 3rd: History of Azerbaijan.
As a student I paid 2 ₼ for entrance. However, the staff was not patient and it disappointed me. When I entered the museum I said hello to staff members and they just stared at my face then answered (much more whispered). While I was recording a video there were shouting each other from a place to the other. It felt like I was in a street or somewhere else. Unfortunately, because of the staff, I didn’t really feel like I was in a museum.
Written 25 January 2022
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,132 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
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 believe it’s been closed for a while. Very disappointing.
Written 18 September 2019
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TaherAlbaghliJulian
Kuwait City, Kuwait1,860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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 history of Azerbaijan.This museum not top atrraction in
Baku or Wow.But,I Enjoyed.Moreover,I visit Torture museum it give you information
about how they were brutal in the past.not recommonded for children.
Written 17 August 2019
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