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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  • A little bit South from the center of the city. The replica of the "Golden man" was from the grave of a Scythian Warrior found in building with blue domes and into first enters the eye of combat clothing. Decorated with a miniature gold design, such as goats, Tigers, birds, that luxury had a sight to behold. Exhibition is organized separately for each age from fossils of the ancient relics of the stone age, was introduced of the remains of the later period, and people's lives, such as. Photography is only the Central Hall fee (US $ 5) is OK.
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  • No luck I guess. Half of the rooms closed in the corridors of the repair. At the checkout do not warn about it. As a result, felt along with a few students, looked at the bones and stones, and about contemporary Kazakhstan never got the idea ...
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  • I was a bit disappointed with the museum as half of it was not even open. Its quite an old Museum and it doesn't have any English translations on any of the written write ups so it was just a visual t...  more »
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  • Ticket doesn't let you in all parts of museum, and you have to pay extra to take photo's! The displays are cool though.
  • 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.
  • Great exhibit, if small, of Kazakh history.

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