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Description of the building


The Museum Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan is located in the very centre of the Seafront (49 Neftchilar Avenue). The building of the Museum Centre of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan is comprised of four floors with an overall volume of 46,800 m3. It was drafted by the architect Hasan Majidov in 1960 for the 90th anniversary of the leader of the Communist Party, V.I. Lenin and was delivered for use in 1961 as a Branch of the Moscow Lenin Museum. Back then it was the only building in the country to be designed as a museum adjoining a conservation area. It is one of the most interesting architectural sights in the city and is protected by the government. The façade of the building is adorned by national ornaments, and the wide staircases and massive columns underline its monumental stature.

In 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the building was given to the Ministry of Culture and renamed the Museum Centre. It has now become one of the most visited centres of culture in our city and a favourite venue for different events in recent years.

At present, there are three museums in the building: the State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Folk & Fine Arts, the State Theatre Museum, and the State Museum of Independence, “Istiqlal” (“Independent”) and the store of the Azerbaijan State Museum of the History of Religion.

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