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The building where the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan is located belonged to an oil millionaire and philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev and his family. It was built in 1895-1901 on the project of Jozef Goslawski, the author of many magnificent buildings in Baku, and is inscribed in the historic memory as the Taghiyev’s Palace. The famous millionaire and his family lived in this three-storey building along with close relatives for 18 years - until 1920. At present, Taghiyev's house-museum is located in 9 rooms of the building. In these rooms you can see the furniture and different belongings of Haji Zeynalabdin and his family, as well as get acquainted with the lifestyle of the Taghiyev family.
In other parts of the museum, about 300,000 exhibits reflecting the history of Azerbaijan from ancient times to the present day are preserved in six departments. Items from the Stone Age, the Middle Ages and antiquity are among the museum's valuable exhibits. Material and cultural display items referring to the states that existed on the territory of Azerbaijan, various exhibits of the khanate period, flags, symbolic keys of cities and fortresses, documents, clothes, more than 150,000 coins and banknotes in the numismatic fund are also of great interest to the visitors of the museum. Don't forget to visit the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan to travel to different periods of our rich history. The museum is open to visitors all days of the week, except Sundays, from 10:00 to 18:00. The tickets can be purchased at the museum's entrance.
For additional information:
National Museum of History of Azerbaijan
Address: Baku, H.Z. Taghiyev str., 4
Tel: +99412 598 1746