National Museum Dushanbe


Visit Guide to National Museum Dushanbe

The National Museum of Tajikistan showcases all aspects of the country’s history. Thousands of cultural relics are displayed in the museum, showing the distinctive history of the Tajik nation. The museum houses many Buddhist artefacts, highlighting the prominence that Buddhism used to have in this part of Central Asia.

Main image: Шухрат Саъдиев, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Getting There

The easiest way to get to the museum is by taxi. Local buses go to Rudaki Park, where a leisurely walk will get you to the museum. 

What to Expect

The National Museum of Tajikistan is an opportunity to learn about the country throughout the different eras of its history. One of its most treasured artefacts is a reclining Buddha, more than 20 metres long. There are also collections devoted to geological and other expeditions, including in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. The building is built using elements of Baroque architecture, and is a landmark in Tajikistan in its own right.


The museum was officially opened in March 2013 as the centrepiece of Tajikistan’s display of historical culture. It boasts state-of-the-art analytical and restoration facilities, as well as modern display methods including temperature and humidity control for the most fragile and precious artefacts.

Facilities Available

  • The museum is closed on Mondays and some public holidays
  • Public toilets 
  • Restaurants close by 
  • Guided tours in a range of languages are available
  • Audio guides