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Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic can be called the land of museums. There are  23 museums, 1 Nakhchivan State Art  Gallery of museum type  institution. In general  the total  number  of main fund exhibits  constitutes  107776.

Heydar Aliyev Museum  

       The museum was founded in 1999. In the museum  the  stands dedicated to  national leader Heydar Aliyev’s childhood and youth, personal documents and materials, letters, decisions and decrees belonging to his activity period (1991-1993)  as a chairman of Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan  Autonomous Republic , copies of  contracts  signed with Turkey and the  Islamic Republic of Iran in the collaborative field, appeals of citizens from various parts of the  Republic of Azerbaijan were collected.Great leader Heydar Aliyev’s belongings  are also kept here.

There are 4563 exhibits in the museum in  general. Papers, journals, albums and books, video materials reflecting  national leader Heydar Aliyev’s life and activity were collected in the library of the museum

 Address: HeydarAliyev  avenue 25

                Nakhchivan city


Tel.: +99436 545-92-98

         E-mail: aliyev-museum@nakhchivan.az


Nakhchivan State History Museum

Nakhchivan State History Museum was established  as a history-ethnography museum in 1924.

Later it  was called the  History-Regional Geography Museum, it bears the present name from1968. More than 48 thousand exhibits belonging to Nakhchivan rich, ancient history of Nakhchivan are preserved in the Nakhchivan   State History Museum.

Exhibiton mainly includes 4- ancient, medieval, present  and modern ages. Museum consists  of 10 departments. Here are also exhibited various types of tools of labor, everyday stuffs  of Paleolithic  and Neolithic ages, quern stones,  boards of obsidian, stone hammers, bone awls, copper  and silver coins discovered in the  territory of  NakhchivanAutonomous Republic , tomb of monumental Momina Khatun, Yusif Kuseyir built by Ajami Abubakir oghlu Nakhchivany  the prominent architect of the  Medieval centuries and pictural materials about  other architectural monuments, carpet-making , jewelry,  brazier, pottery, carving  samples, beautiful handicrafts by folk masters concerning  Decorative Applied Arts.

                    The address:  Istiglal str. 9

                                          Nakhchivan city


                             Tel: +99436 5450136, +99436 5450139      


The Literature Museum of Nakhchivan Autonomous

Republic named after J.Mammadguluzadeh

The museum was established in 1966. It has 18674 exhibits. Valuable  manuscripts, Applied and Descriptive  Art samples, ancient and modern books, paper and journals, memorial things and other museum materials reflecting centuries-old Azerbaijan literature  history are preserved in its fund. Exhibition includes prominent  members of classical and modern  Azerbaijan literature, creative activities  of poets, writers and art critics who grew up in Nakhchivan.

There are works of painting and sculpture in various genres  created by  Azerbaijan brush  masters documents dealing with the history of  Nakhchivan theatre-posters,  programs, spectacle, sketches, also photos reflecting  creative activity of  prominent  theatre masters  in the exhibition and fund. Jalilkand branch of the  museum  works in Sharur  region. Documents, photo materials and personal belongings of Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, prominent Azerbaijan writer are exhibited here.


                   The address:  Nizami str.19

                                         Nakhchivan city

                   Tel:  +99436 5451686


The Nakhchivan State Carpet Museum

 The museum was established in 1998. It began  its activity in a new building from 20 March 2010 year. There are 3537 material-cultural samples in the museum fund. 331 out of them are   carpets. 283  exhibits are exhibited in the exhibition. Exhibits were grouped according to  different  carpet-making  schools. Carpets decorated with fine and deilcate ornaments concerning  different  periods  are exhibited in the  museum exhibition. There are fleecy carpets, mashrafs, rugs, jejims, kilims, sumakhs, felts, mats, carpets having a plot and  others here. Geometric and nabati form ornaments of carpets characterize our national culture dating  back to the past . Carpets having simple, realist or abstract ornaments  are proof of high level  creative opportunities  of our nation. There are 124  carpets  belonging to  Tabriz-Nakhchivan group in the museum. Artistic embroidery  and fabric patterns, arrow bags of patch weaving, saddle-bag, rope, sack, sajjada, wool  comb, wooden havas, kirgits, iron  havas, loop knife and other exhibits are exhibited in the museum.


        The address: Nakhchivan city, Heydar Aliyev Avenue 21

         Tel:  +99436 5453599


The museum in the  open air

The museum  was formed in 2002. It islocated in Ajami space of Nakhchivan city. It contains 450 exhibits. Material-cultural samples-ram sculptures made of stone, stone inscription, different stone figures, grave sandugas and others belonging to different periods  found in the teerritory of  Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic  are preserved and exhibited here.


   The address: The Ajami Space

                         Nakhchivan city

     Tel:   0099436 5540218

Hussein Javid’s House museum 

The museum was formed in 1981 in quarter of  Alikhan at  home  where of Hussein Javid, the founder of romantic Azerbaijan literature was born.8456 exhibits were collected in its fund. There are  photos reflecting  Hussein Javid’s life and creative activity, first editions of his works, works having  signature of poet,  posters and programs of staged drama works,  different  memorials  and home stuffs and others among them. Research works and memorials of Javid learners are also  exhibited in the exhibition. Busts  to  Hussein Javid and his family members were put here.


     The address: Hussein Javid str.4

                          Nakhchivan city   

      Tel:  +99436 5452726


Jamshid Nakhchivansky’s House Museum

 The museum was formed in 1981 anniversary  of general Jamshid  Nakhchivansky, the representative  of  generation of Kangarli khans , the commander of Azerbaijan Shooter Division  in the house he lived. Photos reflecting  Jamshid Nakhchivansky’s life and creative activity, orders and medals, different documents, books, letters and  manuscripts,  belongings and homestuffs, in general,  3208 exhibits are exhibited in the museum.  There are articles and books dedicated to Jamshid  Nakhchivansky,  the history of Azerbaijan Shooter Division history, the way of  fight he passed through among them.


       The address: Ataturk str.6

                            Nakhchivan city

       Tel: +99436 5452116


Jalil Mammadguluzadeh’s House Museum        

The museum was formed in 1999 in the house where Jalil Mammadguluzadeh   was born, spent his childhood and youth in Nakhchivan.   1708 exhibits  concerning to the life and  creativity  of great  literary man are exhibited in the museum. There are  Jalil Mammadguluzadeh’s belongings  and family members, also works of the writer, documents belonging to his contemporaries and others among the museum exhibits.


     The address: The blind str.2

                           Aghamalioglu  str.

                           Nakhchivan city

       Tel:  +99436 5456786



The Memorial Museum

Memorial  Museum was established in 2000 for  the purpose  of canonizing genocide  victims caused by the  Armenians,  Nakhchivan-born people  died in the battles  for the sovereignty and  territorial integrity  of Azerbaijan. 1849 exhibits   consisting  of genocide facts, martyrs’  photos, materials  covering fighting  activity against the Armenians,  also  photos  of National  and Soviet Union  heroes, personal belongings  and other  materials belonging  to them are  preserved and exhibited in the museum.


    The address: Pishavary st.

                         Nakhchivan city

     Tel:  +99436 5445007


Bahruz Kangarly  Museum

Bahruz Kangarly Museum was formed in 2002, Nakhchivan city for the purpose of  canonizing Bahruz Kangarly, the prominent representative  of artistic  profession,  the founder of realist  painting. 411  exhibits are preserved and  exhibited here, 56  out of them are of  original works of painter, others are photo copies of works,  also documents dealing with  family, life and creative activity, home stuffs and other  materials. Because of illness  he lived short and got chance to be busy with creativity  only 7 years, B.Kangarli created 2000 about pictures.


     The address: Ataturk str. 75

                          Nakhchivan city

     Tel:  +99436 5457111

“Khan Palace” State History Architecture Museum

Nakhchivan khanates was founded  by Huseyngulu khan in 1747, worked  for 81 years, according  to the Turkmanchay treaty signed on 10 February  1828 its activity was halted, Nakhchivan and Iravan khanates were abolished and consolidated to  Russia. Being one of  18 feudal states,  founded from  1747 in Azerbaijan territory  Nakhchivan  khanate  had a  great role in our political  history.

The ruler of  Nakhchivan khanate Kalbaly khan I had   Khan Palace built in Nakhchivan city In 1787-1797. After 1820 sons of Kalbali khan I, Nazarali khan  and Ehsan khan I ruled  Nakhchivan khanate in this building. Although Khan Palace was in neglected condition within  different periods, it was preserved. Having a territory  with 9429 square km Nakhchivan khanate was  of great significance in Azerbaijan statehood  for its statehood traditions by  preserving lands.

Taking  the role  of Nakhchivan khanate into consideration in national  statehood, services in preserving  Azerbaijan  land  in this territory by the  decree of  the chairman of  Supreme Majlis of  Nakhchivan Autonomous  Republic  dated 23 October 2010 “Khan Palace”  State History- Architecture  Museum was established.

At present there are more than 900 exhibits in 8 exhibition  halls in the museum. Archives, photos, Nakhchivan khanates family,  khanate map are exhibited among these exhibits, too.