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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  • This museum showcases everything that is great in Kazakhstan. There's plenty of archaeological artifacts and a section on Nursultan Nazarbayev. Everything's in Russian, so either bring a guide or soak up the atmosphere if you can't read it.
  • No English at all for a state museum..and collection is not organised logically. The carpet are old and dirty and lighting is very bad. Looks like it is closed for years. Really sad, deserve better for 500 tenge
  • Not bad, but only sometimes translated into English. I was lucky and was there with someone who speaks Russian also, but it will leave you confused otherwise.
  • Some halls are too expensive, anyway the whole museum is cool
  • Unless you speak Russian, this museum is going to leave you with more questions than answers. Nice way to spend 1 hour looking at stuff which you have no idea what it is about. Part ancient Kazakh history, part during WW2. Good thing, it's affordable, 300 tenge locals, 500 for foreign tourist.
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