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Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, Almaty

(3.5/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
Delve into Kazakhstan's rich heritage at Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, a journey that will take you through the country's history, from Bronze Age artifacts to recent political occurrences. Established in 1931, the museum houses a plethora of relics and archaeological findings, as well as traditional costumes, weapons, and jewelry from different time periods. View Soviet-era propaganda art, or explore the various exhibits about the country's ethnic groups and their cultures. Although most of the museum's signage is in Russian, you can book a tour in English or Kazakh. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Central State Museum of Kazakhstan by using our Almaty family vacation planner.
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  • Really very poor for a national museum. Poorly lit exhibition halls, presentation of the objects "from another time"... The ban on taking pictures and filming, except in the lobby of the Museum. However the present supervisory staff.
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  • I visited to take a photo of the replica of the world famous "Golden Man". I paid my entrance fee, and I also paid extra money for a "photo permit". The main entry hall was just a mess. It looked like...  more »
  • There are 4 main halls but there is not much to create awe in here. It is a collection of everything: stuffed wild animals, fossils, ancient human tools, classic kazakh culture exhibition with dresses...  more »
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  • Relatively small museum which lacks proper English descriptions. 2-3 hours should be enough to visit. I really liked the yurt and the exhibition around it. I was expecting a bit more but still worth to visit. There is a small gift shop too but it seemed overpriced.
  • Interesting place, but unfortunately, almost all exhibition, except 1st, have built in soviet style. But nice to visit. Tickets for foreigners cost 500 tenge/person in july of '16.
  • only a few short explanations in English. still worth the visit
  • I went to this museum with the promise that it was somewhere I could spend two whole days in. It has, in fact, only two permanent exhibits, one on the history of Kazakstan, and one on the life of the president. The cost seemed very inviting, but you ended up having to pay 5 times as much as the entry fee to get into the temporary exhibits too. I saw the whole place in 2 hours, and that included 1/2 hour wandering around the craft fair in the atrium.
  • Despite being national museum, it's quite small. It is interesting and it is definitely place you should visit in Almaty. Entrance for foreigners - 500 tenge.