Bekhzod National Museum
- Rudaki 31 S City Centre
- tel, info: 37 221 60 36
- admission TJS6
- 09:00-16:00 Tue-Sat, 09:00-15:00 Sun
Lonely Planet review for Bekhzod National Museum
The Bekhzod National Museum, on a commanding site on Maydani Ayni, includes standard exhibits on natural history, art, ethnography and archaeology, but little English text. There are a few gems among the filler, including a lovely minbar (mosque pulpit) and mihrab (niche marking the direction of Mecca) from Istaravshan and a fine painting of Lenin meeting oppressed women of the world in Moscow's Red Square.
There's a chilling reconstruction of a zindan (jail) on the 2nd floor. The top floor is given over to a Soviet/presidential collection - look for the alabaster carvings in the stairwell.