State Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan

State Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan
"O'zbekiston Davlat Tabiat Muzeyi"
LocationTashkent, Uzbekistan
TypePublic, nature museum

The Uzbekistan State Museum of Nature is the oldest museum operating in Uzbekistan.[citation needed] The museum's main purpose is to show the natural beauty of Uzbekistan and to help protect its environment. The museum features chronologically-ordered exhibits and seeks to educate visitors about Uzbekistan's geography through time.


The Museum consists of about four hundred thousand specimens and artefacts that are on display. Three hundred thousand items are insects. Eleven thousand are herbarium leaves and other zoological and geological materials. The museum is visited mainly by Uzbeks and visitors from formerly-Soviet Union countries.

The four areas in the museum are geological-geographic department, flora and fauna department, scientific department and funds department.

The museum organizes many social events in Tashkent, including assemblies in many of the Republic's schools, academic lyceums, colleges and higher education facilities.


Flora and nature of Uzbekistan

The Museum is the oldest in Uzbekistan. It was established in Tashkent by Russian scientists on July 12, 1876, as the Tashkent Museum. The museum closed and re-opened several times. In 1919, it opened as Turkestan National Museum. Two years later, in 1921, it became The State Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan. In 1930, the museum joined with the agricultural museum and became the "Central Asian Museum of Nature and Building Power". Five years later the museum took its current name. In 1937, the museum opened a classroom for students to receive lectures on Uzbekistan nature.

Fauna and Nature of Uzbekistan

The museum has received many government awards for its contribution to the development of the academic sphere in Uzbekistan. In 1967, the museum was awarded "Uzbekistan's Best Museum". In 2006, the museum celebrated its 130-year anniversary.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ Stat Museum of Nature of Uzbekistan checked 29 March 2016
  2. ^ Museum of Nature checked 29 March 2016

External links

  • News about the museum in Uzbek
  • Article about the museum in English
  • Article about the Institute in English
  • Article about the museum in English
  • Brochure about the museum in Uzbek

Coordinates: 41°18′04″N 69°15′34″E / 41.3011°N 69.2595°E / 41.3011; 69.2595

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