National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

National Museum of History of Azerbaijan

National Museum of History of Azerbaijan
4.5
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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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Lauren W.
11 contributions
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, OR689 contributions
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
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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, PA1,549 contributions
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, Kuwait1,863 contributions
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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Adel Radwan
5 contributions
Couples
We were in Baku during the second week of July, 2019. The museum was on our plan to visit, yet unfortunately, it is closed for renovations and according to one of the staff members, it won't be open for visitors before November - December of this year.
A real pity!
Written 20 July 2019
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walamahaly
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates286 contributions
Family
After checking the reviews and seeing alot of positive feedback. I have decided to start with this museum. I have taken English tour guide. I have to say it is a must to see if you are visiting Baku for the first time
Written 27 February 2019
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blissful0307
Taipei, Taiwan60 contributions
Taghiyev History Museum is an interesting museum full of information about Azerbaijan history and most exhibitions have English. It's a little hard to find because the entrance looks just like other buildings. If you want to take photos, you need to pay an extra 2 manat. I spent about 2 hours here and had a good time.
Written 13 February 2019
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threehens
London, United Kingdom211 contributions
Couples
The map here is incorrect, however the address is correct. The entrance is on Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev Street, but the signage is poor and several locals didn’t know where the entrance was.

Overall, it has a slightly neglected feel, but there are some interesting items. The display of some isn’t great. The building is worth the entrance fee, the interior is fabulous and the reception rooms are amazing.
Written 16 January 2019
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
Couples
This museum is very big and interesting ! It depicts very well the history of Azerbaijan with large displays of artifacts and good explanations about them . The most impressive part is the building that houses the Museum . It is a former mansion owned by a very rich oil baron of the XIX century ! We spent close to 3 hours learning about Azerbaijan .
Written 2 January 2019
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