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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  • In my opinion this museum is a must see. I have a passion for a country’s past history. This museum definitely delivers. It is a small entrance fee of 500 tenge. We used one of the many guides they mu...  more »
  • This place has its own old world charm with magnificence. The overall place has a history to explain and the tour is complete only when u visit this place  more »
  • The museum has interesting exhibitions for anthropologists and archaeologists, but needs to be restored. The informations are most of all in kazakh and russian, very poor english informations...  more »
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  • 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
  • Some halls are too expensive, anyway the whole museum is cool
  • 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.
  • Great display of kazak culture and history. A must visit.
  • 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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