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Armed Forces Museum


Address: 98 Mirzo Ulugbek Avenue, Tashkent

Reference point: Park "Zhasorat", metro "Buyuk Ipak Yuli"

Phone: (+998) 71-262-4175

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-7pm

Days off: Monday, Tuesday

Museum history

The museum was opened back in 1965. Initially, it was located near the Amir Timur Square, and only in 1975 the museum's exhibits were moved to the current building, where they are now.

The first expositions of the museum were devoted to the entry of Uzbekistan into the Russian Empire, later - to the participation of Uzbek troops in the Second World War. Today you can see exhibits that tell about military history from the Paleolithic era up to the 20th century. All rooms are equipped with multimedia equipment with the help of which museum visitors can find out more detailed information about the exhibits of interest from each of the museum's stands.

Briefly about the museum

Military exhibits belong to different historical epochs of Uzbekistan and the region of Central Asia: modern independent Uzbekistan, the times of the Great Patriotic War, the Middle Ages and the ancient world.

On the  third floor  you can see many valuable and colorful objects and monuments of military history related to the  Ancient World  - the most ancient archaeological finds from the time of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the weapons of warriors (swords, shields, armor ), hats and other attributes of that time. The earliest finds date back to the early Paleolithic - around the 5th century BC.

Exhibits of the ancient world

The period  Early Middle Ages  - the era of the "Temurids", during the reign of Amir Temur - a colorful reconstruction of the marching tent and the royal throne; a diorama dedicated to the wars of Temur against Tokhtamysh and the Golden Horde, as well as weapons and equipment of warriors of the medieval era. You can also see many other interesting items: maps of military campaigns, banners of warriors.

16-19 centuries  - the heyday of the Turkestan region - here you will see collections dedicated to the Bukhara Emirate, as well as the Khiva and Kokand khanates and their loss of independence in the middle of the 19th century.

Many of the exhibits belong to the  Soviet period . Several stands are dedicated to the entry of Uzbekistan into the USSR after the October Revolution and the pre-war years. You will see the expositions of Uzbekistan showing the period of the Great Patriotic War: models of old military equipment, weapons of that time, awards, stripes of military ranks, and other insignia according to the types of troops.

There is a lot of information on the stands about the battles of that time, in which more than one and a half million residents of the republic took part. More than 300 people from Uzbekistan received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

On the  second floor  there are two main expositions dedicated to the modern armed forces of Uzbekistan: "On guard of independent Uzbekistan" and "International military cooperation". The exhibits relate to the period of history before and after Uzbekistan gained independence:

Independent Uzbekistan

- weapons, banners, orders and badges, equipment of warriors during the Afghan war

Warrior during the Afghan war

- ceremonial and everyday uniforms of the soldiers of modern independent Uzbekistan.

Stand of the modern army of Uzbekistan

It is also very interesting to see the stand of gifts to Uzbekistan from other armies of the world: diplomas, awards, cups, books.

Military award to the Armed Forces of Uzbekistan

Military award

On the  ground floor  there are posters and photographs of servicemen serving in the modern army of Uzbekistan, as well as portraits of Amir Temur and a colorful panorama of Uzbekistan.

Modern weapons of the warriors of Uzbekistan

How to get there

The Museum of the Armed Forces is very easy to reach from almost any part of Tashkent. The museum is located near the Buyuk Ipak Yuli metro station - just one bus stop away.


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