State Museum of History of Uzbekistan

The State Museum of History of Uzbekistan, previously known as the National Museum of Turkestan, was founded in 1876. It is located in Tashkent.

Formerly known as Lenin Museum, the History Museum of Uzbekistan has recently been renovated and enriched with more exhibits. The highlight of the Museum is a very well preserved alabaster Buddha relief found from Fayaz Tepe in Termez. There are numerous fragmentary remains of Buddha heads and decorative motifs found from different sites around Termez. All these are of great interest to a student of Buddhist art of this region which shows remarkable improvement on the last periods of Gandharan Art undergoing changes with the regional affinities. Also we see a rich collection of stone age implements from the cave culture of Uzbekistan. Of the Muslim section of the museum, has remarkable collection of calligraphy and regal edicts down from Tamerlane dynasty to the last emirs of Bukhara. There is a rich collection of ethnic art and costumes from different parts of Uzbekistan.

Its collection covers the archaeology, history, numismatics, and ethnography of Uzbekistan.