The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Geology and Mineral Resources was established in 1926 on the basis of accumulated rocks and minerals collected by geologists by this time.
the collection of a small museum of the former Glavgeology of Uzbekistan and the comprehensive collection materials compiled by geological organizations, enterprises, institutions, well-known geologists-researchers of the subsurface resources of the Republic, Central Asia and other countries of the world, for more than 90 years of geological survey activity of Uzbekistan. Twelve exhibition halls are operated in the museum; they contain expositions covering all areas of domestic geological science and practice.
In the exhibition halls of the Geological Museum the unique geological heritage of the republic, reflecting its originality, often representing the world significance and being a national treasure in scientific, educational, cultural, economic and political aspects are exhibited.
In the modern age of transit from an industrial society to an information society, the Geological Museum faces the problem of the fullest presentation of the scientific information embedded in geological objects.
This is the most important basis for obtaining new scientific knowledge and expert assessments based on geological funds as information banks, which are stored on various data carriers, both primary-natural (stone) and various secondary (paper, photo, film, magnetic, electronic, etc.). It is important to note that natural carriers of information are the main and at times the only source of reliable information about the structure and composition of geological bodies.
The Geological Museum was formed not only as a scientific museum, but also as a training center of Goscomgeology. It serves as a center for familiarization excursions for schoolchildren; here the basic lessons for students of geological and related specialties of the system of higher and secondary special education are given, lectures on mineralogy, petrography, paleontology and other branches of geology for students of advanced training courses, for employees of geological enterprises are delivered. In addition, familiarization of representatives of various foreign companies, delegations of foreign scientists and guests with the museum displays are organized. The achievements of the geological exploration industry are demonstrated and the geological knowledge is popularized among the citizens of Uzbekistan.
The panorama of the museum's halls, the system of exhibits placement, the design of demonstration materials and the level of information are offered by museum guides on the state, Russian and English languages. Conditions for an integral perception and understanding of the observed, that allows every museum visitor to leave it with indelible impressions and pride for the uniqueness of the subsoil wealth and the nature of the native land, the selfless work of the ancient ore miners and pioneers, as well as modern discoverers of underground storerooms are created.
Application for the introduction with the State Geological Museum. To familiarize yourself with the museum you need to download the application, install it on your Android OS phone and run the application
3D virtual walk through the State Geological Museum. To see it you need to download the file and run the program.