Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum was established in accordance with the decree No. 130 of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR dated March 13, 1967.​ From 1967 to 1993, the museum was called the Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpet and Folk Applied Arts, from 1993 to 2014 – State Museum of Carpet and Applied Arts named after Latif Karimov, from 2014 to 2019 – Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, and from 2019 to the present – Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.​ 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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sakume
Wirral, UK26 contributions
Jun 2022
It was great to see the tradition of making carpets and the building was beautiful.

Poor engagement of staff to interact or engage the tourists in their tradition and passion

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY in the cafe inside the carpet museum. 2 ice creams cost 18 manat and outside they were selling it for 1-3 manats only!!!!!

Hence average review due to our mediocre experience inside
Written June 26, 2022
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Ashmath
Dubai, United Arab Emirates492 contributions
Dec 2019
Azerbaijan is very proud of their Carpet Industry and their contributions. This museum is so beautiful, and right in the middle of the city, and give you a good experience of Carpet Industry, its history and their contributions. Amazing Architecture too.
Written April 24, 2020
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Ravana G
Warsaw, Poland29 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
During my visit in December, 2022- there was temporary “Two Julius” - an exhibition dedicated to Julius Straume and Julius Madernieks who born in Gulbene municipality in Latvia. There were example of scarves🧣 , towels and gloves 🧤
Azerbaijan Carpet museum was renovated in 2008 and there are approximately 10000 examples. You can learn a lot about carpet types as “palaz”, “Kilim”, “Sedda”, „Sumakh”, „Zili” and get familiar to Azerbaijani folklore and national holiday “Novruz”, to learn producing process of Azerbaijani “kəlağayı” ( women’s headdress)
In the 2nd floor there are a huge collection of carpets from several regions as Guba, Shamakhi, Sheki, Nakhchivan, Tabriz, Ganja
You can also see a real example of making carpet by an Azerbaijani woman.

Entrance ticket is 7 azn (4 €), guided tours are 12 azn (7 €)
Monday - museum is closed
Written December 15, 2022
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK1,400 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Visit if you have a real interest in carpets but if you don’t, I wouldn’t recommend visiting if you’re short on time. We saw the carpets in the Heydar Aliyev centre and really enjoyed seeing them, so thought we’d visit this museum. In the carpet museum, there was a good English of how carpets are made, a description of each carpet and there was a lady weaving a carpet by hand. Only 2 levels out of 3 were open when we visited so not sure what was on the other floor and if that was worth visiting. The design of the building is interesting. Costs 10 Manat per adult to visit.
Written May 17, 2023
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K.N.
Kyoto, Japan19 contributions
Jan 2022
The museum has unique appearance as you can see from outside. inside the museum has variety of carpets from different regions of Azerbaijan, and I personally like Karabakh design the most. There were videos about how to create carpets which made me easier to understand how they are made. The most impressive one was that some people (probably professionals) were creating carpets in the museum, and we were able to see and photograph how they were actually working on the carpets.

However, I can only give 3/5 out of 5/5 because of staff at the museum. There were too many staff in the exhibition area, and they were way tooo loud. About ten people were gathering altogether in one place and chatting, laughing and I even saw one of them running in the exhibition area. Can you imagine staff in the museum chatting and laughing so loud? They were literally destroying the atmosphere. Extremely disappointing. I urgently ask the museum to educate these young ladies working at the museum to be quiet and stop destroying the atmosphere of the museum unless they intend to make the museum a loud place. If they were quiet and not chatting, I would be happy to visit there again.
Written February 6, 2022
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK911 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
The carpet museum in Baku is unmistakable as it is located in a wonderfully designed building, shaped like a rolled up carpet.
The museum is located near to the Baku Boulevard.
The entrance fee is 10 manat.
Once inside the museum the ground floor is very spacious and light and airy. This floor houses a cafe and also an extensive gift shop. There are also free lockers provided for your bags.
There are then a couple more floors, accessed by escalators, which house the most amazing carpets, real works of art. They are all beautifully displayed, with information of them clearly provided. Some of the exhibits are also interactive.
The designs and colours of the carpets are wonderful and many have considerable age to them.
I enjoyed meandering around the museum looking at all the exhibits. In fairness it was very quiet when I visited and I pretty much had the place to myself, which felt like a real treat. I’m not sure I would have formed such a positive impression had it been really busy when I visited.
I still think it is very educational place and well worth a visit.
Written December 21, 2021
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mrstraveller1
York, UK2,126 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
One of Baku's most well known architectural landmarks, the Carpet Museum is a must see.... from outside.... but as I was there, & had the time, I figured I'd venture inside. I found it pretty dull, & would say that unless carpets are your thing, you're not missing a fat lot if you decide not to pay the 7 AZN to view the exhibition.
There is plenty to see around & about the museum - Mini Venice, Deniz Mall, Baku Eye & the International Mugham Centre are all within close walking proximity.
Written October 1, 2023
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK5,865 contributions
Sep 2022
Azerbaijan is proud of its carpet making heritage and you can certainly see that here. The building itself is supposed to look like a roll of carpet viewed from the end. Inside there are carpets of various styles and ages - all with information about where it's from, etc.

We visited towards the end of a long day - it was interesting but maybe we weren't taking too much notice of each carpet by the time we got to the end.
Written September 28, 2022
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An Average Reviewer
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Came for the cool exterior design. Not a carpet enthusiast but I still decided to check the museum out.
Ticket cost 10 Manat each.

Museum has 3 levels. Main exhibition is at 2nd and 3rd level. There were Azerbaijani and English explanations. Carpets showcased were nice, and some have cool designs considering it was handknotted. But after a while it gets repetitive for me.

There's a museum gift shop where different type of souvenirs, even non carpet theme, were sold. Suggestion: maybe have more Carpet Museum specific magnets and postcards

Photography and Videography are allowed
Written November 2, 2023
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NadiaK09
Karachi, Pakistan128 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Amazing! The information provided, the display the layout...everything regarding this place is amazing. A must visit when visiting Baku.
Live demonstration of carpet weaving by skilled artisans at the site.
Visuals are very informative.
Written December 30, 2022
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