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Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

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Address: Mikayil Useynov, 28 | The Seaside Boulevard, Baku 1001, Azerbaijan
Phone Number: +994 12 497 20 57
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was established in 1967. It was the first...

The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was established in 1967. It was the first specialised museum of carpets in the world.

The exhibition includes three floors:

1st floor: Development of Azerbaijan carpet and its role in traditions.

2nd floor: Azerbaijani carpetweaving schools.

3rd floor: Carpetweaving of the contemporary period



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A stunning museum

This unique, stunning building designed like a rolled carpet, silver with traditional designs in soft golden brown on the outside and stark white inside to best show its fabulous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jane D
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went not in this museum because the entry was 7 manat per person which was too much for us. So only go there if you are really interested in carpets..😋

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This unique, stunning building designed like a rolled carpet, silver with traditional designs in soft golden brown on the outside and stark white inside to best show its fabulous display of richly coloured carpets over three floors on the curved walls, is a must-see for both the architecture and the carpets. The signage is excellent - all you need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed a short visit here - have all the carpets I need, but just spending time talking with the folks I learned a lot about the technique for weaving and the rationale for some of the patterns. Interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carpet Museum is housed in a stylish carpet shaped building in a park by the waterfront, and with an excellent view of the city skyline. Displays inside are imaginatively displayed and there's plenty of natural lighting. The building architecture makes it a very good display venue for seeing the wealth of the craft. There are also displays of carpet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

if you like carpets--you will love this -- others will be bored cost 10 manat, needs more chairs to just look at patterns. some english explanation, but mostly location, tribes, so difficult to follow.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a guided tour of the place and had the pleasure of (guide) Sadiga who was exceptionally professional, passionate and insightful. She showed us around the place over an hour and half which went by very quickly. The museum has collection of carpet from 17th century and some very interesting designs and patterns from different parts of Azerbaijan. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great experience of viewing carpets of different qualities sizes and colors and the best were the one's with images of Omar Khayyam, and Nizami Ganjavi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Carpet Museum building itself is already an attraction -- the roof line is in the shape of a rolled up carpet. The interior of the building is also very well designed to display a wonderful collection of carpets ranging from the very traditional to impressive modern designs. And the gift shop is interesting too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is definitely a must-see for carpet lovers. The variety of carpets on display is quite impressive. I would recommend getting the guided tour to fully appreciate the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

It,s a good idea. My mother realy likes carpets she feels very happy in this museum i think you can see a lot of historical carpets. We live in zanjan near the tabriz province that are the best place for buy or sell the good carpetsand that is the capital of carpet in iran but i have never seen the... More 

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