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House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea

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Villa Petrolea was built in Baku by Ludvig and Emanuel Nobel in the 1880s. They chose this location for their opulent mansion to be in the middle of their production fields to have better control and oversight of their oil production and their...more
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Nobel Avenue, 57/2 | Behind Luna Park, Baku 1025, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historical place was once home to the Noble family. It gives you an insight into the life of an oil barons family and some of the oil history of Azerbaijan.

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank nuriyevs
Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! The museum continues to safeguard the heritage and its collection, and improve the maintenance of the park and the mansion. Please visit BNHF again.

Reviewed May 4, 2019

The taxi driver claimed he knew where the museum is but failed miserably. However, I had the routing on Google maps and could direct him directly to the house. Yes, construction is in process for infrastructure and apartments as part of development of this area...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Helmut S
Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Thank you for your visit and such a comprehensive overview of your visit! And thank you for correcting the taxi drivers - they always think they know everything better, but Google Maps has saved the day more than once! :-) Please visit again in the...More

Reviewed April 14, 2019

I visited Baku in April 2019 as part of an investor conference. 15 of the attendees were interested in seeing the Nobel House during a break in the conference. Of course the museum website and TripAdvisor both said that the museum was open, but just...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thank you for your objective review and feedback. Due to the construction of the White City (a massive development unaffiliated with the BNHF) it keeps staff preoccupied coordinating activities with utility and road workers on a daily basis. English language tour guides are available but...More

Reviewed April 7, 2019

If you are interested in cultural and business connections between Western Europe and Caucasus you should absolutely visit this beautiful house and garden. Brothers Nobel were large investors in oil production in Azerbaijan as well as construction of modern workers housing in Baku. You can...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you for your kind and comprehensive review. We strive to show the great history and heritage left by the Nobel brothers and their family in Baku.

Reviewed October 12, 2018

The House is currently difficult to access as the access road is under renovation and our taxi had difficulty finding it. On arrival we were told that the museum was closed because of the roadworks, although there was no mention of this on the web-site,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Hooman M
Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you for your review. It seems you were very satisfied with the museum itself and the experience, as well as the fact that we are the only museum that does not charge an admission fee. Unfortunately, the reasons for which you detracted two stars...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Wast of time and money, in middle of wast and industrial area. Property not taken good care of ... and the picture attached has nothing to do with the actual villa.More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank omar j
Historian20, Public Relations Manager at House Museum of Nobel Brothers in Baku Villa Petrolea, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Dear Omar, we are not sure what have you visited, probably not our museum. All pictures are 100% from our museum which consistently earns 4 and 5 stars from visitors like yourself. The museum property is very well maintained, including both exterior and interior, whilst...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

This impressive mansion was once home to the Noble family (as in Swedish Noble prizes). It gives you an insight into the life of an oil baron and some of the oil history of Azerbaijan. Be sure to see the private club on the second...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Located a bit far from the centre, but you can take a taxi its not expensive. Beautiful decor and interior showing life in the beginning of the 20th century. However its not absolutely authentic, its quite modern and European but very original and exquisite.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Baku always surprises me and this time it was a nice wonder to be in Nobel house which has a long history of more than 150 years.

Date of experience: May 2016
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