The Theatre Museum established in 1934 has, since 1935, borne the name of the outstanding
Azerbaijani playwright Jafar Jabbarli. The museum store holds more than 117,000 exhibits. They
reflect more than one century of the history of our theatre. Its unique collection offers complete
information about the origins and reformation of theatre, about the different stages of its
development, about the invaluable contribution of the educational intelligentsia and masters of
theatre to the history of Azerbaijani culture. There are priceless programmes and posters,
manuscripts, letters and directors’ explications, scripts, photographs and negatives, costume
sketches, scenery models, personal possessions and requisites, theatre costumes and character
models, sound recordings and cinema film. Most of the museum’s exhibits are original artefacts.
The museum exhibition is displayed in seven rooms on the third floor. The Administration is in
the left wing of the building, on the first floor. The stores are on the fourth floor.