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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. 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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  • This former national museum of Kazakhstan is OK, but it is obvious that the country's focus has moved to the new museum in Astana. If you are not going there - this museum is OK to visit for ½ hour.  more »
  • I love museums. This one would be fantastic if not for one big disappointment. You pay extra for the right to take pictures (a nominal fee but still) only to find out later that you cannot take pictur...  more »
  • We checked out the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan in Almaty about a week ago and it was not what we expected. It was in a lot of turmoil, we weren’t sure if we were in a museum or a bazaar for par...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good museum, but not that much of English translation and interaction with exhibits. Don't​ touch anything there
  • Nice place with glimpse of Kazakh culture. Very small in area.
  • 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.
  • Pretty good exhibition of Kazakhstan history, culture, nature and other facts