Tashkent State History Museum


Visit Guide to Tashkent State History Museum

The Timurids History State Museum is a museum in the center of Tashkent dedicated to the history of Central Asia during the Amir Timur reign and representatives of the dynasty he founded. The museum is included in the “List of state unique scientific objects” of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and houses more than 5 thousand exhibits related to the Timur’s rule era and the Timurid dynasty. The museum building is a round structure with a classic oriental dome. The museum consists of three floors, the second and third of which are completely devoted to the history of the Timurids.

Getting There

The Timurids History State Museum is located in the Yunusabad district of Tashkent, in close proximity to Amir Temur Square and Broadway Street.

Amir Temur Khieboni (or Amir Temur Square) on the Almazar – Buyuk Ipak Yuli  red line and Yunus Rajabi on the Ming Urik – Shahristan green line are the closest metro stations to the museum.

The bus stop Central House of Officers routes No. 11 m, 19, 37, 38, 51, 60, 67, 71, 85, 93, 96, 100 m, 115 is within easy reach.

In the museum grounds there is also a parking space for visitors coming with their own cars.

You can use the following taxi services in Tashkent to get to the destination: Yapartner (Yandex Taxi), MyTaxi, Perevozchik taxi, Benefit, Sevimli Taxi, taxi 052, Smart Taxi, Taxi # 6, Caravan Taxi, Alfa Taxi, Donidil Taxi, Diplomatic Taxi and others.

What to Expect

One of the main exhibits of the museum is a copy of the Usman Koran and an impressive panel dedicated to the life of Amir Temur, made in miniature art style and is divided into 3 parts, depicting the life of the ruler from birth to death.

The exhibition entitled “Gifts” presents various images of Amir Temur from different times, gifts from the French Louvre Museum, and correspondence between Amir Temur and the Timurids dynasty with other countries, including Pakistan and Iran, Malaysia and China, Russia and Kazakhstan, Turkey and Georgia.



The solemn opening of the State Museum of Timurids History was held on October 18, 1996 in honor of the 660th anniversary of the birth of the great statesman and Commander Amir Temur, also known worldwide as Tamerlane.

Facilities Available

In August 2011, Uzbekistan State Museum of History, for the first time in the
history of all museums of the country, launched a special section for young visitors

Children’s Museum “Wonder world”. The museum is designed for children aged
4 to 14, and aimed to help children develop and enrich their knowledge of history
through non-traditional, interesting and child-friendly programs and exhibitions, as
well as to show and demonstrate their skills and abilities in practice. The
Children’s Museum also houses a “Puppet Theatre”, which displays an antique
collection of traditional costumes and traditional Uzbek puppets collected over 110
years, and allows children to stage plays themselves by choosing their favorite
puppet character.

Objects near the Historical museum:

  • Amir Temur Square
  • Book Store
  • Russian Academic Drama Theater of Uzbekistan
  • Toshkent Gullari flower shop
  • Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace