Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Baku

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Explore the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets and rugs in the world at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, displaying traditional and modern patterns of the nation's UNESCO-protected applied art. Opened in 1967 as the first specialized museum for carpets in the world, the museum has built its impressive collection over the decades. In 2015 it relocated from a mosque to a modern building shaped in the form of a rolled-up carpet, on the edge of the Caspian Sea. Watch women weaving their patterns in one of the workshops, and learn about the different techniques and meanings of various patterns. Over 10,000 accompanying artifacts such as ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork enrich your understanding of this cultural heritage. To find out how to plan a trip to Baku, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Well worth getting a tour of the museum. The guide was helpful and informative. We spent almost 2 hours here. There are wonderful modern carpets on the top floor. You cant get a good view anymore if t...  more »
  • Unfortunately I could only photograph its façade very original and appropriate because the opening hours did not suit me
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  • A unique museum designed and built in the shape of a rolled plaster. It contains views of different carpets and clothes from different periods and from various regions of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus region. Explain all the exhibits in the museum and various films.
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  • Wonderful place to learn about the history of carpet making in Azerbaijan. All exhibits have explanations in English. The entry fee is reasonable. There are also lockers to store your bags so you don't have to carry them throughout the museum. Highly recommend for visitors to Baku.
  • The museum building is like a carpet that has been folded up. It is located near the Caspian Sea and in the SAHIL park. The museum is filled with exquisite and beautiful carpets. The only downside is the museum's closing hours. It will close very soon at Sunset hours. We didn't have much time to look inside the museum completely. But overall it was very beautiful museum. Fine art of carpet in Azerbaijan from years till now can be seen here.
  • Good museum about the carpet. Very nice from outside and also inside. However they should automatically give the audio guide in order to be more interactive. Small tips 😉If you are looking for good WI Fi in Baku, it is the place!
  • The museum is interesting and unusual. But don’t take audioguide, it works really bad — only one earphone and discharges fast, so you need to return to the entrance and take a new one. Better read signs near carpets
  • nice museum. Everything is in english, too. It takes around 1 hour. You can get knowledge about the history of carpets making, the way of carpets making. Well known areas for carpet making in Azerbaijan and famous people who try to contribute to carpet heritage
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