Azerbaijan National Committee of International Council of Museums 

Beynəlxalq Muzeylər Şurasının   Azərbaycan Milli Komitəsi
   Historical museums and reserves  
   Museum of Independence of Azerbaijan
  Address: 123a, Neftchilar ave., Baku AZ1000
Telephone: (994 12) 498 83 82, 493 92 93
  Hours of work: from 10°° am to 17°° pm; closed on Mondays
Belonging: Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Foundation: 1991

Brief description: The aim of the institution is to present consecutive stages of struggle for independence of Azerbaijan people, covering the period from prehistory to the 20th century, as well as the most important events in their cultural and historical life. The exposition of the museum consists of 6 halls, where the exhibits telling about the most important historical moments, events and persons. Discovered in the archaeological excavations, various household goods, diversiform ceramic wares, implements, stone and agathic beads, decorations and implements of the Bronze Age reflect the ancient history of Azerbaijan. Such symbols of ADR (Azerbaijan Democratic Republic) as stamps, banknotes, copies of documents of the state structures as well as sketches of orders and medals instituted at the time of ADR are demonstrated in the museum exposition. Materials relating to the national liberation movements taken place in the first half of the 20th century in Southern Azerbaijan, repressions carried out in 1920-1950, participation of Azerbaijan in World War II in 1941-1945, struggle against Armenia related with its territorial claims for Upper Garabagh and against Armenian terrorism, tragedies of 20 January and Khojaly are displayed in the next halls. Important changes in public life, foreign policy, economics, educational system, cultural life, sport and army taken place in Azerbaijan for the last years are widely illustrated in the 6th museum’s hall.

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