Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, Almaty

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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. Plan to visit Central State Museum of Kazakhstan and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Almaty attractions using our Almaty trip website .
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  • The original copy of the Golden man statues with Astana here. a nice big parts of the Museum you have to pay extra money. In some places the photo ban. Already they wanted extra money for photos.
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  • In the Central Museum of the great number of exposures, particularly with regard to ancient people, rock paintings and the national total in General) Go is worth, but don't spend too much time there
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  • Keep in mind about the history of Kazakhstan permanent if you want something, you should visit this museum. Exhibited objects are carefully selected. They don't skip any details describing guides de ...
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  • Not too interesting museum, except of the part of the yurt and the diasporas in kazakhstan. For the anthropology part you have to pay extra. The toilet is incredible disgusting inside.
  • It costs 500 tenge (1.25 euro) for a foreigner to visit this museum. It has 7 separate halls and you can visit 4 halls for the base price, other rooms are 1000 tenge each. Out of the 4 rooms we could see, one room was used for president's propaganda. From the room's name it was supposed to be about modern Kazakhstan, but president was in every picture of that room (so roughly couple thousand pictres). There is also very little information in English and not much more of it in Kazakh or Russian. Information is also not very consistent and we did not learn a lot about the Kazakhstan from the museum. It looked more like a storage place for historical items. A guide is available in English, but we did not take one.
  • Not just biggest in the central Asia... Lots to see... History, culture, and planetology are three main purposes of this museum... Perhaps the only museum worth visiting in Kazakhstan
  • Not allowed to take pictures. One department is devoted entirely to one person - the current and only president.
  • Not really worth visiting. Same items more than 30-40 years old. No new things. The museum is kinda decaying.
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