In 1922 it was decided to establish the Bukhara state architectural art Museum-reserve. However, the Ark fortress has become located only from 1945. This quite interesting and really important element of culture, includes in its collections a large number of exhibits of cultural and material and also spiritual heritage of Uzbek people. They include gold embroidery of Bukhara masters, copper embosment, carving on ganch, coins, paintings, old maps, books and many other things. The Museum of Bukhara received the Statute of the State Museum-Reserve in 1985. Today it has 6 branches, which unite 18 exhibitions located in various architectural monuments of Bukhara.
In Ark fortress, once it was the residence of Bukhara ruler, now is situated the main office of the Bukhara state Museum. There are shown exhibitions of history, numismatics, epigraphy, and also nature and writing of Bukhara.
In the Magoki-Attori mosque, which is located in the territory of Arch, the Museum of Carpets is situated. For centuries the East was famous for its carpets, which were famous for softness of natural pile and richness of patterns and colors. In this Museum there are shown creations of Uzbek, Turkmen, Iranian, Kazakh and Armenian weavers of the 18th-19th centuries.
It is impossible not to mention the Museum of Abu Ali Ibn Sino, which was built in 1980 in honor of its millennial anniversary.