Tashkent’s Museum of Olympic glory is one of 5 museums worldwide dedicated to the Olympics. It’s a quaint collection of memorabilia from the Olympic Games. While the first floor is given over to medals and awards given to first president Karimov, the second floor gives an interesting overview of the Olympic Games and Uzbek sports in particular.
There are tons of memorabilia, the rarest one undoubtedly a medal from the original games in Athens 400 BCE. Borna is a former gymnast with decent English who is happy to guide you around. Her knowledge of Uzbek and Olympic sports history is impressive.
The building is another Modernist gem, built in 1976. Previously it was the Museum of People’s Friendship
How to visit
- On the map: OSM / Gmaps
- Entrance: 5000 sum
- Opening hours: 10-18, Tue-Sat
- Metro: Abdulla Qodiri or Mustakillik Maydoni
Nearby stands the Monument to Courage, also well worth a look. Going for a walk along the Anhor Canal is a logical next step.