During the Soviet era, a branch of the Moscow Museum named after V.I. Lenin was housed here. The building was designed by the architect Hasan Majidov in 1961. In 1991 it was renamed the Museum Center. The Museum Center consists of four floors. Here can be found a conference hall, the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, the Museum of Independence of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan State Theater Museum named after J. Jabbarly, as well as the Gallery of Arts and the Information and Education Centre named the Russian Museum.