House of Photography


The House of Photography hosts rotating exhibits of Uzbekistan’s top contemporary photographers as well as shows by international names in the field. It's one of Tashkent's artier, edgier spots.

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Nearby Tashkent attractions

1. Dom Forum

0.13 MILES

This preposterously large hall is usually locked tight but occasionally hosts state-sponsored events for honoured guests. You may recognise the tigers on…

2. Statue of Timur

0.29 MILES

Tashkent's main streets radiate from Amir Timur Maydoni, where this statue of Timur (Tamerlane) takes pride of place.

3. State Fine Arts Museum

0.42 MILES

The four floors of this excellent museum walk you through 1500 years of art in Uzbekistan, from 7th-century Buddhist relics from Kuva and the Greek…

4. State History Museum of the Timurids

0.46 MILES

Shaped like a Mexican sombrero, this museum was built to commemorate the 600th birthday of Timur. There are almost no genuine artefacts here, but there…

6. Romanov Palace


The animal-festooned brick facade of the Tsarist-era Romanov Palace is worth a quick look but the building itself is closed to the public.

7. Art Gallery of Uzbekistan

0.83 MILES

One of the more recent additions to Tashkent's museum scene is this impressive building, which presents rotating exhibits of Uzbekistan's top contemporary…

8. Railway Museum

0.97 MILES

The magnificent collection of 1930s to 1950s Soviet locomotives at the open-air Railway Museum will thrill train buffs, though it's worth visiting even if…