HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
4 Istiklol St (tel. 233-8051; 10am-5pm, closed Monday)
Bright new photography gallery affiliated to the Uzbekistan Academy of Art and featuring ever-changing exhibitions, many not directly related to Central Asia. The grand old shell dates from 1934.
MUSEUM OF DEFENCE MINISTRY OF UZBEKISTAN
98 Ulugbek St (tel. 262-4175; 10am-5pm, closed Monday, Tuesday)
Set behind a sober soldier, clutching the flag of Uzbekistan to his chest, this minor museum once featured military cast-offs, WWII posters and displays of Soviet might. It's a ten-minute walk from Buyuk Ipak Yo'li metro.
HOUSE MUSEUM OF AYBEK MUSA TASHMUKHAMEDOV (1905-1968)
26 Tezetdinova (tel. 398-0900).
Restored home of the Soviet Uzbek writer, in the old town.
BEKHZOD MUSEUM OF MINIATURE ARTS
Kamoliddin Bekhzod Memorial Park, Uzbekistan St. Currently under renovation but focused on the famed 15th-century Herati miniaturist.
1 Furkat St (tel. 245-1550, 395-1337; 10am-4pm, closed weekends)
A new museum of dinosaurs and minerals.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
16 Sagban St, Chorsu Square (tel. 240-4755; 9am-5pm, closed Monday)
From cavemen and their paintings to cotton and dying seas, housed in a former mosque. Often closed.
MUSEUM OF OLYMPIC GLORY
4A Sharof Rashidov Ave. (tel. 241-7863; 9am-5pm, closed Sunday).
The sporting pride of a nation, near the Earthquake Monument.
MUSEUM OF THE VICTIMS OF REPRESSION
At new Martyrs Memorial Square (Shokhidlar Hotirasi Maydoni) on Amir Temur north of the Intercontinental Hotel, (tel. 234-4685,212-3685,10am-5pm, closed Monday).
Explores the arrival and impact of the Russians, plus local responses for over a century.
CARAVANSERAI OF CULTURE
Yusuf Khos Khodjib 37A (tel. 253-3556, www.caravanserai.uz).
Japanese-inspired hall and Silk Road library that has occasional exhibitions of art and folk crafts.
TASHKENT PLAZA ART CENTRE
Amir Temur St 107, (tel. 238-9408, www.ibc.uz).
Exhibition space next to the Intercontinental Hotel, strong on applied arts and with occasional classes.