Termiz Archaeological Museum


Visit Guide to Termiz Archaeological Museum

Termez Archeological Museum is located in Surkhandarya. There are more than 30 thousand exhibits, which can tell the visitors about the history of the spiritual development and formation of Termez. The exposition is very rich in its exhibits. There are numismatics, sculpture, painting, photo archive, documentation, periodicals, books, archaeological sites, household items.

Getting There

Surkhandarya region south part of Uzbekistan from capital city Tashkent to Termez approximately 720 kilometer you can reach promoted areas by jeep car or train, bus, or local arranged flights, it is upon your package so transportation optional depend on preference of tourist, Travel agencies organize transportation with tour guide.

What to Expect

At the initiative of President Islam Karimov in connection 2500 anniversary of the city of Termez in 2002, was built and opened Archaeological Museum. The head of state has been personally involved in the opening of the first and only one in the whole of Central Asia Archaeological Museum.

Today, his funds have more than 76,000 items, including 624 unique museum are relics of global significance. More than 5000 display in showrooms. They talk about the history of the region, ranging from 100,000 years BC and until the XIX century.

Data display exhibits the effective use of modern information and communication technologies is carried out with great success for our compatriots, most of whom are representatives of the younger generation, as well as foreign visitors.


Termez is one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia. Unique architectural monuments of the Kushan period, particularly Airatam Buddhist temple complex, one of the architectural gems of Central Asia of the Kushan period, are located in Termez. Numerous excavations there have revealed ancient archaeological findings of the Greco-Bactrian, Kushan periods of the Central Asian history, which, after numerous examinations, have been deposited with the Museum of History of Uzbekistan and Termez Archeological Museum.

The opening of the museum held on 2 April 2002 commemorated the 2500th anniversary of Termez. In contrast with the History Museum, this museum has a narrow specialization. Most of the artifacts are either archaeological remains or items in some way related to archeology. This museum is unique in the whole Central Asia.

Termez Archaeological Museum fund lists over 27,000 exhibits. They include household pieces: dishes, utensils and many other things; weapons, both ancient and medieval, coins and stamps of rulers, etc. Also, there is a huge collection of paintings and antique sculptures. These are not only sculptures of Greco-Bactrian period, but also Buddhist statues discovered in ruined monasteries of the Kushan period.

In the main halls of the museum all exhibits are collected and arranged by period, starting from the Stone Age to the times of khanates. All the exhibits are well systematized and cataloged, so that any visitor can easily find the object of interest. The museum’s fund also includes written sources: books, correspondence of rulers, economical documents. All these artifacts are stored in the museum’s library of about 16,000 books and documents. Basically, all the literature is in Arabic and Persian, dating back to the period of the Middle Ages.

Termez Archaeological Museum is one of the few museums offering its visitors to take a look at such variety of exhibits from the ancient period in Central Asia. Many of the finds are unique. Museum visitors will enjoy a journey to the world of archeology.

Facilities Available

Round of Termez Archaeological Museum has restaurant, Wi-fi, tourism information including in foreign languages public transportation, taxis and shopping.