Visit Guide to National Carpet Museum

This fascinating place is situated on the Baku Seaside Boulevard and is devoted to a key cultural symbol of Azerbaijan – carpets. The incredible building, designed in the shape of a rolled-up rug by Austrian architect Franz Janz, was completed in 2014 and contains three exhibition halls that take you on a magical journey through Azerbaijan’s ancient carpet-weaving heritage. By the way, Azerbaijan’s carpet traditions have been recognised as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

Getting There

Thanks to its comfortable location on the Baku Boulevard right next to the Deniz Mall, it is possible to get there by public transportation or a car. Alternatively, you can enjoy a short walk to the Carpet Museum along the Caspian Sea.

What to Expect

Inside the museum is home to the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world (over 6,000!). There’s simply no better place to begin your journey into the world of Azerbaijani carpet weaving. Strolling around the exquisitely curated exhibits, you’ll discover how our carpets are made through live demonstrations, how they have evolved throughout the centuries and you’ll also be able to compare and contrast hundreds of stunning examples from across our seven regional carpet weaving schools.


The museum was established in 1967 and was initially located in the Juma Mosque in the Old City, later moving to the building of the Museum Center in 1992. The current building of the Carpet Museum opened in 2014 and the collection and exhibits moved to the newly opened museum.


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